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Canada records 4.67 per cent growth in apparel imports in H1 2018

Witnessing a surge during in the first half of 2018, Canada posted a 4.67 per cent growth value-wise of apparel imports from January to June. Overall import was recorded at $4,359.33 million in the period as against $4164.73 million import value in the corresponding period last year.

China remained the focus of Canadian apparel imports during the period, as the country exported goods worth $1,549.46 million growing marginally by 0.14 per cent yearly. On the other hand, Bangladesh shipped $537.50 million worth of apparels, a 2 per cent growth Y-o-Y. Cambodia marked an impressive growth of 12.7 per cent as it exported apparels worth $397.43 million to the Canadian market. In knitted segment, Cambodia stood 2nd after China and exported $285.96 million worth, registering 9.6 per cent yearly growth.

Vietnam upped its exports from $340.78 million from the same period in 2017 to $390.60 million this year, rising by 14.62 per cent. India increased its apparel exports by 3.97 per cent in the first six months to Canada and shipped apparels worth $172.82 million. The growth helped India book 5th spot among top exporters.