WASHINGTON — Apparel and textile imports to the U.S. were down 3.1 percent in 2011, as retailers and brands played it safe on inventories in a slowly recovering economy, a report from the Commerce Department’s Office of Textiles & Apparel showed Friday.
Apparel imports fell 3.5 percent last year compared with 2010 to 23.8 billion square meter equivalents, while textile imports dropped 2.8 percent to 29.8 billion SME.
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