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FASHION VALUE CHAIN

In the first half of this year, the United States had an increase in textile and clothing exports of 13.10% over the same period last year. During the period of January through June 2022, the value of exports increased to $12.434 billion from $10.994 billion during the same time period in 2021, according to data from the Office of Textiles and Apparel, US Department of Commerce. During the first half of 2022, exports of apparel jumped by 24.97% year over year to $3.489 billion, while exports of textile mill goods increased by 6.07% to $8.945 billion.

Exports of textile mill goods saw growth in all categories, with yarn exports rising by 21.34 percent annually to $2.313 billion, fabric exports rising by 3.58 percent to $4.460 billion, and made-up and other exports rising by 9.15 percent to $2.171 billion. Together, Mexico and Canada represented more than half of all US textile and apparel exports during the time period under consideration. During the past six months, Mexico has received $3.460 billion in textile and clothing exports from the US, followed by $3 billion from Canada and $0.857 billion from Honduras. US textile and apparel exports have stayed around $22–25 billion annually in recent years. They were $24.418 billion in 2014, $23.622 billion in 2015, and $22.124 billion in 2016.