1.2.2 Clothing imports

The global clothing consumption has kept growing in the past 15 years from 2001 to 2016, with only a temporary setback during the financial crisis of 2008. USA, Japan and European countries are still listed top consumers according to their respective imports. At the same time, Spain increased its clothing Read more…

1.2.1 Textile imports

As the top consumer, USA has been leading in the world’s imports of textiles and clothing from 2001 to 2016. Both Vietnam and Bangladesh had tremendous increases in textile imports, because of their rapid development of clothing manufacturing industry and their lack of capacity in textile production.