Which Countries Import the Most T-shirts?

Wearing Apparel January 31, 2017
Author: Irina Andreeva
Market Analyst

T-shirt market

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In 2015, the value of total imports on the global T-shirt market stood at 34.4 billion USD. In physical terms, the total volume of T-shirts decreased to 10.2 billion units in 2015, which was 338 million units (3%) less than the year before.

In 2015, the U.S. (3 billion units) was the main importer in the T-shirt market, accounting for 31% of total imports. It was distantly followed by the UK (7%), Germany (7%), Italy (4%), France (4%), Japan (3%), and Belgium (3%).

According to market research conducted by IndexBox, from 2007 to 2015, Belgium (+3.4% per year) and the U.S. (+3.3% per year) had the highest growth rates of imports. France (-4.7% per year) and the UK (-1.1% per year) showed negative dynamics. In 2015 (compared with 2014), most of the global trade leaders showed a decline in import volumes, with the exception of the U.S., which increased its imports by +7%. France (-37%) had the largest decline in imports.

The U.S strengthened its position in terms of the global import structure, while the other countries saw their shares reduced from 2007 to 2015.

Top 5 T-shirt importing countries in 2015

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