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Article Date: June 2017
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Imports Drop 12.5% on Sharp Apparel Decline in Q1

The highly promotional apparel market sharply cut imports by 49.6% in the first quarter of 2017, a major reason why overall imports fell to $4,038.1 million this year compared to $4,615.1 million. While sneaker imports inched up 0.3% to $1,537.6 million this year against $1,533.4 million in 2015, apparel imports were just $473.6 million this year against $940.0 million last year. Exercise equipment imports were up, but all other equipment categories fell as overall equipment imports were down 5.4% to $2,026.9 million from $2,141.7 million.


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