By  on May 6, 2014

WASHINGTON— China, the number one supplier of apparel and textile imports to the U.S., posted the largest increase in combined shipments among the top 10 suppliers in March compared with a year earlier, as Vietnam also notched strong double digit growth, the Commerce Department’s monthly trade report showed Tuesday.

Apparel and textile imports to the U.S. from the world rose 9.7 percent to 4.1 billion square meter equivalents in March from a year earlier. Apparel imports rose 8 percent to 1.8 billion SME, while textile imports gained 11 percent to 2.3 billion SME.

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