The United States of America has improved its denim jeans imports by 1.78 per cent collectively in men and women categories from January to November 2017 period. According to recent data the largest importer of apparels in the world maintained the pace of denim jeans’ demand even after observing consumers’ switch to blended apparels. Though, the country witnessed a fall of 0.60 per cent in volume of men and boys (MB) denim jeans imports, it posted a growth of 4.64 per cent in women and girls (WG) category.
On the other hand, as against the $ 1.55 billion (down 2.71 per cent) import values in MB denim jeans, the US imported jeans worth $ 1.39 billion (up by 2.20 per cent) in WB category. Mexico has emerged as the largest jeans exporter to the US as far as MB category is concerned. It exported denim jeans to the US worth $583.45 million with a drop of 9.08 per cent.
Further, the Latin American country has not contributed much in the WG denim jeans exports to the US. Mexico just fetched US worth $82.92 million in the category and ended up at the 5th spot in the tally. Bangladesh grabbed the second spot with the export value of $ 235.25 million (in MB category) with a notable surge of 10.95 per cent when compared to the export value of $212 million during the prior-year period. It also marked a commendable growth of 5.69 per cent with export values of $180.82 million in denim jeans exports to the US.