Japan is the most important region for denim production , when we speak of niche , premium and selvedge denim fabrics. While Japanese producers love their own denim and most of the jeans produced in Japan is made from their own denim. However, there is some quantity that is being imported from different countries.
In this report we shall look at the imports of denim fabrics from various destinations around the world in Jan-July 2013 vs same period in 2012. We had previously covered the exports from Japan in another report. This report will cover:
Quantities of denim fabrics imported from various countries around the world in the period Jan-July 2013 and 2012 (table) and graph)
Average prices from each destination and as a consolidated figure will be there in a table.
It would be interesting to see the average weight of fabrics being imported from different countries. Some surprises here as Japan is normally considered to be fond of heavier denims.
Change in imports and prices in 2013 vs that in 2012 (table)