As per latest OTEXA figures, Vietnam saw an increase in exports of skirts, men & boys (MB) jeans and women & girls (WG) jeans and denim apparels. The WG jeans category contributed the most with an export value of $102.25 million, while MB jeans export fetched $43.29 million. Both these categories grew in terms of volume as Vietnam shipped WG jeans worth 956,969 dozens to the US, whereas shipment quantity of MB jeans was 386,506 dozens during the period under review.
Exports of denim skirts from Vietnam to the US escalated 269.41 per cent to hit $2.71 million. Percentage-wise growth is massive though the export value is just 8.66 per cent to that of total import value of US in this category.
In the first seven months of 2018, Vietnam exported denim apparels worth $148.67 million, registering a growth of 37.84 per cent over the corresponding period of prior year. The country registered highest percentage-wise growth in denim apparel exports among top ten exporters in this segment to the US. Further, in volume-terms, exports increased 21.16 per cent and, Vietnam shipped 1,373,085 dozen of denim apparels from January to July this year.