US has been the largest market for denim apparel consumption for a long time , till it was recently overtaken by China as the world’s number one market. But still with a per capita consumption of about 2 jeans per annum, the country is a huge 2nd largest market in the world . Denim fabric and apparel , both of which used to be produced in US in large quantities have come down to a small number . We will look in this report at the following aspects of US denim supply chain :
a) Denim fabric consumption in US (2009-2011) : This table takes into consideration the fabric production, fabric imports , fabric exports and final consumption of denim fabrics in US for conversion into apparel.