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US Apparel Imports Still Down in ’21, But This Sourcing Nation Bucks the Trend

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U.S. apparel imports for the first two months of 2021–which marked the beginning of factory shutdowns in Asia last year and a pickup in demand in the States this year as vaccines rolled out–still declined 13.84 percent year over year to a value of $10.92 billion, the Commerce Department’s Office of Textiles & Apparel (OTEXA)…

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