WASHINGTON — Apparel and textile imports to the U.S. rose 3.7 percent in January on a year-over-year basis, a report on Thursday from the Commerce Department’s Office of Textiles and Apparel showed.
Combined apparel and textile shipments to the U.S. increased to 4.6 billion square meter equivalents in the month compared with January 2012, with apparel imports increasing 4.2 percent to 2.1 billion SME and textile shipments increasing 3.3 percent to 2.5 billion SME.
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