Exports Of Denim To USA Show Different Patterns From Exporting Countries Jan-May 2016

Exports of Denim apparel to US from different countries around the world has show varied patterns but on the whole the imports in the period Jan – May  2016 were down by over 5%. The exports fell most from Sri Lanka and rose most from Vietnam to USA as we can see in the table below.  The exports from China and Mexico also fell though Mexico felt more heat due to its 8.2% fall.


Imports of Denim Apparel Into US : Jan – May 2016 vs Jan-May 2015

 

Country

Percent Change
2016 vs 2015 (Jan- May)

 
 

China

-1.3%

 

Mexico

-8.2%

 

Bangladesh

10.4%

 

Pakistan

8.8%

 

Vietnam

22.8%

 

Egypt

-13.1%

 

Nicaragua

14.5%

 

Cambodia

-2.6%

 

Lesotho

-18.0%

 

Indonesia

13.8%

 

Sri Lanka

-22.6%

 

Jordan

-0.1%

 

India

-7.3%

 

Kenya

2.5%

 

Colombia

-0.8%

 

   

 

All Other:

-5.2%

 

Further to the figures of 2016 , it would also be imperative to see what happened in the last three years and how the different countries have been performing  in relation to their denim exports to US. We bifurcate the exports from these countries in the Men’s and Women’s category and analyse how each of the major exporter is performing in these categories.

Men’s Denim

In 2013 and 2015 , Mexico exported  109.12 & 101.74 million pcs respectively, however there was a slight downfall of 6.8% in the export quantity in 2015 . Except Pakistan, all the countries followed the downward trends in 2015. The largest downfall has been registered by China which was 15.6% in 2015 . It is only Pakistan which managed to keep an increasing trend with a growth of 12.2% in 2015 as compared to 2013.

   Top Exporters Of Men’s Jeans To USA In Year 2013 & 2015 ( Pcs In Millions )

Country

2013

2015

MEXICO

109.12

101.74

BANGLADESH

46.09

41.29

CHINA

36.88

31.13

EGYPT

11.21

10.6

PAKISTAN

9.13

10.24

VIETNAM

6.54

5.75

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In 2013 , Bangladesh was the least expensive with the average price of USD6.24/pc while Vietnam was the most expensive with USD9.14/pc. In 2015 , Bangladesh exported at the lowest average price to USA that is only USD6.09/pc  and the Egypt became the most expensive exporter to USA at the average price of USD9.42/pc.

  2. Average Price Of Top Exporters Of Men’s Jeans To USA In 2013 &2015 ( USD/ Pc)

Country

2013

2015

MEXICO

8.58

8.45

BANGLADESH

6.24

6.09

CHINA

7.77

7.97

EGYPT

8.13

9.42

PAKISTAN

6.91

7.54

VIETNAM

9.14

9.02

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Analyzing the percentage change in the Quantity exported and percentage change in the average price between 2013 and 2015 , we will observe that except Pakistan ,no country has upward trend towards quantity change . Mexico , who was the leader exporter of Men’s Jeans to USA in 2013 and 2015 , has a negative growth in qty as well as in average price. Percentage change in the quantity was -6.76% while the average price change was –1.52%. So far as , Bangladesh is concerned , there was a negative change with –10.41 % in qty however the average price fell by 2.40%

   3.Comparative Analysis Of % Change In Pcs Against The % Change In Average Price Between 2013 &2015

Country

% Change In Qty

% Change in Av.Price

MEXICO

-6.76%

-1.52%

BANGLADESH

-10.41%

-2.40%

CHINA

-15.59%

2.57%

EGYPT

-5.44%

15.87%

PAKISTAN

12.16%

9.12%

VIETNAM

-12.08%

-1.31%

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Women’s Denim

In 2013 and 2015 , China exported  118.36 & 102 million pcs respectively, however there was a  downfall of 13.82% in the export quantity in 2015 . The growth story of all other countries between 2013-15 is not so encouraging and has a very slight upward movement in terms of export quantities .The largest downfall has been registered by China  , however fall of 1.57 % in the export of Bangladesh is also not a good sign. Vietnam surprised with a growth of 7.56 % in 2015 as compared to 2013 and it is because of much awaited TTP which is expected to be signed very soon.

   4. Top Exporters Of Women’s Jeans To USA In Year 2013 & 2015 ( Pcs In Millions )

Country

2013

2015

CHINA

118.36

102

BANGLADESH

26.14

25.73

VIETNAM

12.44

13.38

PAKISTAN

11.45

11.63

CAMBODIA

10.43

10.52

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In 2013 , Bangladesh was the least expensive with the average price of USD6.41/pc while Pakistan was the most expensive with USD8.76/pc. In 2015 , once again Bangladesh exported at the lowest average price to USA and that is only USD7.25/pc  and the Pakistan became the most expensive exporter to USA at the average price of USD8.6/pc.

  5. Average Price Of Top Exporters Of Women’s Jeans To USA In 2013 &2015 ( USD/ Pc)

Country

2013

2015

CHINA

7.97

7.38

BANGLADESH

6.41

7.25

VIETNAM

8.48

8.25

PAKISTAN

8.76

8.6

CAMBODIA

8.2

7.53

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Analyzing the percentage change in the Quantity exported and percentage change in the average price between 2013 and 2015 , we will observe that except Vietnam ,no country has encouraging upward trend towards quantity change . China , who was the leader exporter of Women’s Jeans to USA in 2013 and 2015 , has a negative growth in qty as well as in average price. Percentage change in the quantity was -13.82% while the average price change was –7.40%. So far as , Bangladesh is concerned , there was a negative change with –1.57 % in qty however the average price took a whooping upward shift by 13.10%

   6.Comparative Analysis Of % Change In Pcs Against The % Change In Average Price Between 2013 &2015

Country

% Change In Qty

% Change in Price

CHINA

-13.82%

-7.40%

BANGLADESH

-1.57%

13.10%

VIETNAM

7.56%

-2.71%

PAKISTAN

1.57%

-1.83%

CAMBODIA

0.86%

-8.17%

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This analysis clearly shows that , China exports more of Women’s Jeans to USA as compared to Men’s Jeans. It exported merely 36.88 million pcs of Men’s Jeans to USA in 2013 while the Women’s Jeans was 118.36 million pcs which was 220.93% more than Men’s Jeans. In 2015 , the difference in the export quantity of Men’s and Women’s Jeans was of 227.66%. Except Bangladesh , all other countries exported more of Women’s Jeans than Men’s Jeans in both 2013 and 2015.

   7. Top Exporting Countries of Men’s and Women’s Jeans To USA In 2013 ( Pcs in Millions)

Country

Men

Women

BANGLADESH

46.09

26.14

CHINA

36.88

118.36

PAKISTAN

9.13

11.45

VIETNAM

6.54

12.44

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8. Top Exporting Countries of Men’s and Women’s Jeans To USA In 2015 ( Pcs in Millions)

Country

Men

Women

BANGLADESH

41.29

25.73

CHINA

31.13

102

PAKISTAN

10.24

11.63

VIETNAM

5.75

13.38

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Looking at the % change in the average price of Men’s and Women’s Jeans between 2013 and 2015 , we observed that in 2013, the change in 2013 between the both segment exported by Bangladesh to USA was 2.72% while in 2015 the change reached to the massive level of  19.05% . China has a negative change in the average price of both segment in 2015 which is –7.40 % while the change of average price of both segment for Pakistan was less than what it had in 2013. In 2013 it had change of 26.77 % while in 2015 it reduced to 14.06 %

  9. % Change In The Average Price Of Men’s & Women’s Jeans Of Top Exporting Countries To USA Between 2013 and 2015

Country

2013

2015

BANGLADESH

2.72%

19.05%

CHINA

2.57%

-7.40%

PAKISTAN

26.77%

14.06%

VIETNAM

-7.22%

-8.54%

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Sandeep Agarwal has been associated with the denim industry since 1993. His passion for denim prompted him to start this site in 2007 and since then has been serving the world denim community with global informations on the denim world .

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