Textile & Apparel Industry Around the World


For trade statistics, please see Key Textile and Apparel Trade Statistics

United States

State of the U.S. Textile and Apparel Industry: Output, Employment, and Trade (Updated October 2020)

Production and Export Strategies of U.S. Textile and Apparel Manufacturers

Demystify the “Made in the USA” apparel sourcing strategy 

USITC releases new study on the state of the U.S. textile and apparel manufacturing sector

BIS Released Assessment Report of the U.S. Textile and Apparel Manufacturing Sector

U.S. Continues to Lose Textile and Apparel Manufacturing Jobs in 2017

International Trade Supports Textile and Apparel “Made in USA”

Made in America: A New Reality?

How to Save “Made in NYC”: Sewing Skill or New Technology?

Exclusive Interview with William L. “Bill” Jasper, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Unifi Inc.

Pattern of Production and Trade in the U.S. Textile and Apparel Industry from 2000 to 2013

Foreign Direct Investment in the U.S. Textile and Apparel Industry (Updated in May 2015)


The EU textile and apparel industry in 2019: Facts and key figures (Euratex)

EU textile and apparel industry and trade patterns (updated April 2020)

UK’s Apparel Sourcing Patterns under the Shadow of Brexit

The State of the EU Textile and Apparel Industry and Trade

State of the EU Textile and Apparel Industry in 2017

Extra-EU Trade for Textile & Apparel Went Up in 2015

Euratex Releases Key Indicators of the EU Textile and Apparel Industry in 2014

The German Textile and Apparel Industry

EU Commission: Skills for Jobs in the EU Textile and Clothing Industry to Evolve

Asia (not country specific)

What next for Asian garment production after COVID-19? The perspectives of industry stakeholders (International Labor Organizations, September 2020)


What A Vertically-Integrated Textile and Apparel Factory Looks Like Today

How Has the Tariff War Affected the Competitiveness of China’s Textile and Apparel Exports to the U.S.? (December 2019)

Sourcing from China statistics (updated February 2019)

Are textile and apparel made in China losing competitiveness in the U.S. market? (updated October 2018)

Cheaper to Make Textiles in the United States than in China: Reality or Myth?

Minimum Wage in the Apparel Industry Continues to Rise in Most Asian Countries in 2016

State of China’s Textile and Apparel (T&A) Industry (Updated in January 2016)

The Future of “Made in China”: Robots are taking over China’s Factory Floors


Vietnamese Textile Garment Factory & Clothing Apparel Manufacturer Strives To Develop Post-Pandemic (Associated Press, September 2020)

EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement and Outlook of Vietnam’s Apparel Export

Sourcing from Vietnam statistics (updated December 2018)

Outlook of Sourcing from Vietnam (Updated August 2017)

What does Vietnam’s Textile Factory Actually Look Like?


Bangladesh Garments Manufacturer and Exporter Association (BGMEA) 2020 Sustainability Report

Bangladesh goes to bat for textile industry as buyers scrap orders (Nikkei Asia Review, May 2020)

Sourcing from Bangladesh statistics (updated November 2018)

Bangladesh garment export

Bangladesh Apparel Industry


How will EU Trade Curb Affect Cambodia’s Apparel Industry? (June 2020)

Cambodia Garment and Footwear Sector Bulletin, Issue 9, July 2019 (International Labor Organization)


India textile and apparel industry analysis (updated September 2020, IBEF)

Sourcing from India statistics (updated January 2019)


A Snapshot of Myanmar’s Apparel Industry and Export


Canada’s apparel sourcing patterns (April 2020)


Japan’s apparel sourcing patterns (October 2019)


Preliminary analysis of a garment industry survey in Ethiopia on COVID-19 impact (International Labor Organization, April 2020)

USITC Report: U.S. Apparel Sourcing under African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)

Challenges facing Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as an Apparel Sourcing Base

Apparel Sourcing Opportunities in Madagascar and Mauritius

Sourcing Opportunity in Africa

North, South and Central America

Mexico’s Apparel Exports Continue to Rely on the U.S. Market Heavily

Labor and Wages

Minimum Wage in the Apparel Industry Continues to Rise in Most Asian Countries in 2016

2014 World Textile Industry Labor Cost Comparison