WASHINGTON — Apparel imports to the U.S. fell sharply in October from a year earlier, declining 14.6 percent to 2 billion square meter equivalents, as retailers and apparel brands pulled back on orders heading into the holidays, in light of uneven consumer spending and a struggling economy.
Combined apparel and textile imports to the U.S. dropped 9.3 percent to 4.6 billion SME, the Commerce Department’s Office of Textiles & Apparel said Friday, with textile shipments off 4.5 percent to 2.5 billion SME compared with October 2010. The overall trade deficit narrowed to $43.5 billion in October, down 1.6 percent from September.
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