By  on September 4, 2013

WASHINGTON — Bangladesh and Vietnam posted the largest increases in apparel and textile imports to the U.S. in July compared with a year earlier, driving the increase in combined shipments for the month, a report from the U.S. Commerce Department showed Wednesday.

Combined shipments from the world to the U.S. rose 4.8 percent to 5.2 billion square meter equivalents in July from a year earlier. Apparel imports were up 6.5 percent to 2.4 billion SME, while textile imports gained 3.4 percent to 2.8 billion SME, according to Commerce’s Office of Textiles and Apparel.

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