By  on April 13, 2011

WASHINGTON — Textile and apparel imports to the U.S. rose 5.8 percent in February, compared with a year earlier, to 4.1 billion square meter equivalents, marking the highest level for any February since 1989, the Commerce Department’s Office of Textiles & Apparel said Tuesday.

Apparel imports in February increased 7. 8 percent year-to-year to 1.9 billion SME, while textile shipments gained 4.1 percent in the same period to 2.2 billion SME.

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