Only 15 per cent of US cotton apparel came from China last year, down from 22 per cent in 2019, while imports of cotton textiles from China dropped by 4 percentage points to 27 per cent last year. Photo: Bloomberg Only 15 per cent of US cotton apparel came from China last year, down from 22 per cent in 2019, while imports of cotton textiles from China dropped by 4 percentage points to 27 per cent last year. Photo: Bloomberg
Only 15 per cent of US cotton apparel came from China last year, down from 22 per cent in 2019, while imports of cotton textiles from China dropped by 4 percentage points to 27 per cent last year. Photo: Bloomberg

US-China relations: forced labour to keep pressure on Chinese textile firms as American firms cut orders

  • Last year, China’s share in the US apparel market fell to a decade-low of 23 per cent when measured by value
  • The US has effectively banned all products made in part or entirely from cotton made in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, including textiles and apparel

Topic |   US-China relations
Only 15 per cent of US cotton apparel came from China last year, down from 22 per cent in 2019, while imports of cotton textiles from China dropped by 4 percentage points to 27 per cent last year. Photo: Bloomberg Only 15 per cent of US cotton apparel came from China last year, down from 22 per cent in 2019, while imports of cotton textiles from China dropped by 4 percentage points to 27 per cent last year. Photo: Bloomberg
Only 15 per cent of US cotton apparel came from China last year, down from 22 per cent in 2019, while imports of cotton textiles from China dropped by 4 percentage points to 27 per cent last year. Photo: Bloomberg
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