火. 4月 23rd, 2024

According to provisional apparel import statistics, as compiled by The Japan Textiles Importers Association based on Japanese Ministry of Finance trade statistics, April imports decreased by 1.0% in weight and 6.1% in value compared to the same month of last year to 84,596 tons worth 239,708 million yen. Although April imports decreased from the year before, imports showed a steady recovery from March.
Imports from China rose 3.6% in tons, but decreased by 0.8% in value. The share of Chinese-made apparel in total imports was 65.1% in tons and 63.6% in value, thus recovering to the same level before the coronavirus pandemic.
Imports from ASEAN decreased by 1.0% in tons, and the value was about the same as the year before. Its share decreased below the 30% level to 26.9% in tons and 28.9% in value.
Apparel imports from Vietnam (the second largest supplier) rose 5.0% in tons and 6.5% in value. Its share was 13.0% in tons and 15.0% in value.
(See Statistics section for Japanese apparel import statistics.)

By daisen