By  on October 12, 2009

WASHINGTON — Textile and apparel imports to the U.S. continued their long decline in August, with Vietnam posting the only increase among major suppliers.

The Commerce Department’s Office of Textiles & Apparel said Friday industry imports fell 9.8 percent to 4.2 billion square meter equivalents in August compared with a year earlier. The total volume of imports of textiles and apparel to the U.S. in August was the highest for any month this year, but in year-over-year comparisons imports have been declining since February 2008.

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