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US Apparel Imports: China Leads First-Quarter Surge

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Mirroring the rebound underway in the American economy and in the retail sector as well, apparel imports bounced back in the first quarter with an 11.63 percent gain to 6.7 million square meter equivalents (SME), according to the Commerce Department’s Office of Textiles & Apparel (OTEXA). Apparel imports in March also jumped 48 percent to…

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