Bangladesh has emerged as the top exporter of cotton trousers to the US market with US $ 886.52 million worth of shipment, while China slipped to the second place with US $ 869.51 million export value. In the corresponding period of the prior year, Bangladesh stood at US $ 783.71 million, whereas China stayed far ahead of Bangladesh and shipped trousers valued at US $ 941.11 million.
Bangladesh shipped 15.53 dozen of cotton trousers to USA, marking 7.73 per cent surge on Y-o-Y basis. The country significantly kept its unit prices (US $ 57.07 per dozen) lower than other Asian manufacturing destinations except Indonesia (in top 10 tally) whose unit prices were US $ 51.14 per dozen. Despite offering the lowest unit prices, Indonesia dwindled by 6.90 per cent to ship US $ 196.48 million as compared to US $ 211.04 million in the same period of last year.
India, in the review period, grew by 5.05 per cent in its cotton trousers export to USA and valued at US $ 134.12 million. Despite growth coming in, India stood at 8th rank which is not in sync with India’s reputation considering the country is traditionally rich in cotton. Countries like Pakistan and Cambodia are ahead of India with US $ 163.94 million (up 4.43 per cent) and US $ 144.12 million (up 4 per cent), respectively.