This report provides General Import statistics by date of import from the Census Bureau for a variety of recent time periods on countries that exceed certain thresholds. The statistics are also aggregated into notional categories and country groupings for the convenience of CITA Agencies. The status of any controls on these imports is also provided. Data does not include plastic apparel.DEFINITIONS:
General Import Statistics:
All imports received in a given period of time, regardless of date of export, which have been
- Entered directly for consumption in the United States, or
- Entered into warehouse for temporary storage. These shipments may either be subsequently re- exported or ultimately entered for consumption.
- * = data was not collected during this time period.
- the Performance Report statistics, which select only imports which were exported within periods of time defined in agreements,
- Customs statistics, which not only are defined by date of export, like the performance statistics, but also differ in that they report withdrawals from warehouse for consumption instead of entries into warehouse.
Category 0 = Total Textiles and Apparel:
Total imports of textile and apparel in products that were subject to possible quota restraint by the United States, but not necessarily restrained, under the MFA (Multi-Fiber Arrangement). The WTO Agreement on Textiles and Clothing succeeded the MFA on January 1, 1995, and expired on January 1, 2005. Import quotas under the MFA were based on the Textile Import Category System. See the Textile Correlation for a correlation between the Textile Import Category System and the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS). Import data are collected and compiled based on their HTS classification and Textile Import Category.
Note: While data for the silk apparel categories Categories 733-759 and 71 are shown, they are not included in any of the aggregate categories.
SME: (Square Meter Equivalent, also referred to as "M2"):
A notional, common unit of quantity, constant across categories and time. Conversion Factors are used to convert units of quantity into SME. See the Textile Correlation for a listing of the conversion factors.
Data is provided on each category, provided that imports in the most recent year-ending period or the past year-ending period are greater than the threshold for that category.
|11-14, 30-32, 60-62, 80-82||1.7|
|200-229, 237, 239||0.8|
|300-320, 326, 361-363, 369||0.8|
|600-627,628, 629, 665, 670||0.8|
TIME PERIODS: The Major Shippers Report includes data for the past two calendar years plus the following:
- Year-Ending (abbreviated as YE): Imports received in the twelve-month period ending in the stated month, i.e. YE 5/2006 is the total of imports received between 6/2005 and 5/2006.
- Year-to-Date: Imports received between January and the stated month in a given year.
|Notional Countries (Country Groupings)|
|World||Imports from all countries.|
|-ASEAN||Imports from members of ASEAN: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Burma, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam.|
|_ANDEAN||Imports from countries designated as beneficiary countries for purposes of the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA) - Ecuador.|
|-CBI||Imports from members of the Caribbean Basin Initiative: Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Netherlands Antilles, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago.|
|_CAFTA||Imports from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic.|
|-EU28||Imports from members of the European Union.|
|-EU27||Imports from members of the European Union, excluding Croatia (the newest member).|
|-OECD||Imports from members of the OECD: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Korea, South, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. **Japan and Mexico are members of the OECD, but are not included in the OECD totals.|
|-SUB-SAH||Imports from Sub-Saharan African Countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Chad, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo (Kinshasa), Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, St Helena, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zambia, Zimbabwe|
|-T,K,HK||Imports from Taiwan, Korea, and Hong Kong.|
|-C,T,K,HK||Imports from China, Taiwan, Korea, and Hong Kong.|
|-W HEMI||Imports from Western Hemisphere (North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean countries).|
|YUGOSLV1||Imports from Yugoslavia prior to the statistical month of June 1992.|
|YUGOSLV2||Imports from the remaining parts of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro). Data begins with the statistical month June 1992.|
Prepared by: Office of Textiles and Apparel, U.S. Dept. of Commerce.
Revised: May 30, 2013.