WASHINGTON — Apparel and textile imports to the U.S. jumped at a double-digit rate in February on a year-over-year basis as apparel brands and retailers significantly boosted their spring merchandise inventories in anticipation of pent-up consumer demand.
Combined apparel and textile shipments to the U.S. rose 17.3 percent to 4.5 billion square meter equivalents in the month compared with February 2012, according to a monthly trade report from the Commerce Department’s Office of Textiles and Apparel. Apparel imports rose 17 percent to 2.1 billion SME, while textile imports increased 17.6 percent to 2.47 billion SME.
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