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Indonesia Loses its US Apparel Footing in the First Quarter

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After remaining flat on a dollar basis in 2017, U.S. apparel imports rose slightly in the first quarter as retailers and brands benefitted from improved consumer spending amid strong job growth and a buoyant stock market. According to data released last week by OTEXA, the International Trade Administration’s Office of Textiles and Apparel, total U.S. apparel…

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