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USA Export Guide. The Top 5 Fastest Growing Apparel Export Markets

The growth of the global economy provides U.S. firms with greater opportunities to seek out new markets and customers and to expand their businesses. Moreover, with increased competition from overseas, companies are looking to diversify their client base and find new ways to grow.

2012 showed an increase in total textile and apparel exports at $22.7 billion, up from $22.4 in 2011, an increase of 1 percent. As foreign markets rebound and look to increase their purchases of textiles and apparel, U.S. companies have an opportunity to grow their business internationally.

This report profiles the 5 fastest growing markets for U.S. exports of apparel. While exports to these countries are at lower levels, exports are growing rapidly and present new opportunities for U.S. companies. The increase in exports to these markets can be attributed to numerous factors including economic development and recently-signed Free Trade Agreements with the United States.

Based on the exports in first five months of 2013. Sorted by countries with 25% or more growth in exports of at least one million dollars.

The Top 5 Apparel Market Mover & Shakers

  1. United Kingdom
  2. Netherlands
  3. China
  4. Saudi Arabia
  5. France

1 United Kingdom

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hs 6109: t-shirts, singlets, tank tops and similar garments, knitted

hs 6204: womens or girls suits, ensemb etc, not knit etc

hs 6104: womens or girls suits, ensemb etc knitted or crocheted

hs 6212: brassieres, girdles, corsets, braces, suspenders etc

hs 6108: womens or girls slips, briefs, panties etc, knitted

hs 6110: sweaters, pullovers, sweatshirts, knitted or crocheted

hs 6217: made-up cl access nesoi, garment etc parts nesoi

2 Netherlands

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hs 6211: track suits, ski-suits & swimwear, not knit etc

hs 6110: sweaters, pullovers, vests etc, knit or crochet

hs 6109: t-shirts, singlets, tank tops etc, knit or crochet

hs 6204: womens or girls suits, ensemb etc, not knit etc

hs 6217: made-up clothing access, garment etc

hs 6115: pantyhose, socks & other hosiery, knit or crochet

3 China

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hs 6204: womens or girls suits, ensemb etc, not knit etc

hs 6109: t-shirts, singlets, tank tops etc, knit or crochet

hs 6104: womens or girls suits, ensemb etc, knitted or crocheted

hs 6210: garments, of felt etc, or fabric impregnated etc

hs 6217: made-up cl access nesoi, garment etc parts nesoi

4 Saudi Arabia

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hs 6204: womens or girls suits, ensemb etc, not knit etc

hs 6104: womens or girls suits, ensem etc, knit or croch

hs 6206: womens or girls blouses, shirts etc not knitted or crocheted

hs 6203: mens or boys suits, ensembles etc not knitted or crocheted

hs 6217: made-up cl access nesoi, garment etc parts nesoi

5 France

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hs 6204: womens or girls suits, ensemb etc, not knit etc

hs 6109: t-shirts, singlets, tank tops and similar garments, knitted

hs 6104: womens or girls suits, ensemb etc knitted or crocheted

hs 6212: brassieres, girdles, corsets, braces, suspenders etc

hs 6115: pantyhose, tights, hosiery, etc knitted or crocheted

Usa export guide the top 5 fastest growing apparel markets otexa

Courtesy of: The Office of Textiles and Apparel OTEXA.

OTEXA oversees programs and strategies to improve domestic and international competitiveness of the U.S. textiles, apparel footwear and travel goods industries. OTEXA promotes trade programs and works on behalf of U.S. companies to improve domestic and global business environments and promote export opportunities.