1. China 

Imports: $14.07 billion, up 23.7 percent for 17.3 percent market share. Top products: cotton baby garments, miscellaneous cotton apparel. GDP: $6.449 trillion/$5,000 per capita.

Already the U.S.’s dominant supplier of textiles and apparel, China has been making strong market share gains even with quotas still in place. It’s universally regarded as the country most likely to experience growth in apparel exports after they are lifted. 2. Mexico 

Imports: $7.74 billion, down 4 percent for 9.5 percent market share. Top products: cotton pants, knit shirts. GDP: $941.2 billion/$9,000 per capita.

The economic prospects of the U.S.’s southern neighbor have changed dramatically over the past decade. When NAFTA took effect in 1994, Mexico’s share of the U.S. textile and apparel market grew dramatically. But China displaced it as the U.S.’s leading supplier of those goods in 2002 and Mexico’s market share has declined dramatically since.

3. Hong Kong 

Imports: $3.86 billion, down 1.2 percent for 4.7 percent market share. Top products: cotton pants, man-made fiber underwear. GDP: $213 billion/$28,800 per capita.

Since it reverted to Chinese control in 1997, Hong Kong has maintained a strong trading relationship with the U.S. Many of the city’s garment manufacturers have moved their factories onto the mainland, but Hong Kong still maintains a small cadre of high-end operations.4. India 

Imports: $3.53 billion, up 9.8 percent for 4.3 percent market share. Top products: cotton shirts, cotton underwear. GDP: $3.033 trillion/$2,900 per capita.

India has gained a measure of notoriety for attracting service jobs formerly performed in the U.S., such as telephone customer service centers. But the world’s second most populous nation is also home to a thriving apparel manufacturing industry, though its growth prospects are somewhat hindered by infrastructure problems, U.S. importers said.5. Canada

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