Seems like US clothing market is back on track in 2021; at least innerwear products such as bra are shaping up the market landscape.
The country imported US $ 901.77 million worth of brassieres in Jan.-Apr. ’21 period, noting 41.41 per cent surge on yearly basis – as shown by OTEXA data.
What’s worth noting here is the fact that this import value is more than what USA had imported back in Jan.-Apr. ’19 period that was a pre-COVID time. Two years ago, during the first four months of 2019, USA’s brassieres import had valued US $ 814.13 million – US $ 87.64 million less than the import value of the same period in 2021.
This surge in import has been witnessed despite a massive fall in the Chinese shipment to USA (on 2-year basis); that was compensated by Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and Bangladesh.
Though China (US $ 292.08 million) has grown in Jan.-Apr. ’21 in its respective brassieres shipment to USA by 57.59 per cent as against Jan.-Apr. ’20, it lagged behind its own shipment value registered in Jan.-Apr. ’19 period – US $ 317.77 million.
Vietnam has jumped significantly in a period of two years as its brassieres shipment to USA touched US $ 177.63 million in Jan.-Apr. ’21 from just US $ 99.14 million in Jan.-Apr. ’19, while it tapped US $ 117.57 million in Jan.-Ap. ’20 period.
Indonesia too took its brassieres shipment to US $ 81.49 million in the review period of 2021 from US $ 66.15 million in the same period of 2019.
Sri Lanka also raced ahead with many other countries in 2021 as compared to 2020 but could repeat its performance of 2019. The country shipped US $ 85.13 million worth of brassieres to USA in Jan.-Apr. ’21 as against US $ 74.65 million in Jan.-Apr. ’20 and US $ 88.23 million in Jan.-Apr. ’19 period.
Bangladesh’s growth remained impressive as it clocked US $ 56.52 million from its brassieres shipment to USA in the mentioned period of 2021, as compared to US $ 43.57 million two years ago.