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US Apparel Import Decline Backs Off, But Still Down $47 Billion in 2020

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As consumer demand slowly returned, U.S. apparel imports were down 15 percent to $6.65 billion in value terms in September compared to a year earlier, easing off a year-to-date decline of 27.71 percent to $47.03 billion, according to data released Wednesday by the Commerce Department’s Office of Textiles & Apparel (OTEXA). Year-to-year volume was off…

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