By and  on May 13, 2009

WASHINGTON — Despite some glimmers of good economic news, apparel and textile imports to the U.S. continued to falter in March, although the pace of declines moderated.

The Commerce Department’s Office of Textiles & Apparel said Tuesday textile and apparel imports into the U.S. fell 5.8 percent to 3.46 billion square meter equivalents in March compared with a year earlier. Apparel imports declined 5.3 percent to 1.53 billion SME, and textile shipments dropped 6.2 percent to 1.93 billion SME.

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