When choosing which markets to pursue, it is important to fully understand the economic and business conditions that will influence and impact the sales of textiles and apparel products. OTEXA and other government agencies have a wide range of data and resources to help you evaluate and compare countries to determine which best fit your customer profile.

U.S. Import and Export Trade Information
Detailed trade data are also available through OTEXA. These statistics are updated frequently and provide you with up-to-date information on the state of imports and exports of textiles and apparel. You can browse and analyze the latest trade data by country, commodity, year and more.
Visit the
Trade Data page to access this information.
  • Major Shippers Report
    Import data measuring the volume and dollar value of imports to the U.S. from around the world
  • Export Market Report
    Data on U.S. exports to the world organized by category

  • Trade Balance Report
    Measures imports, exports and the trade balance for U.S. textiles and apparel trade with the world and select partners
  • Free Trade Agreement Data
    Trade data under each U.S. Free Trade Agreement

  • Trade Preference Program Data
    Trade data under each U.S. trade preference program Including this information in you research and strategic planning will help ensure that the markets you chose to export to will have promising long term prospects
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    OTEXA Webinars
    OTEXA conducts periodic webinars online (archives of past presentations are available as well). These webinars discuss and explore various trade and market related topics including country specific retail market conditions, Intellectual Property Rights protection, and programs in a post-quota environment. These webinars are hosted by field experts, officials working for the U.S. government, and private industries. The webinars are free of charge and you can sign up for e-mail notifications to be informed of future webinars.

    Additional Sources for Statistics and Data
    The International Trade Administration and other government agencies maintain a wide variety of economic and trade data that can assist you and help you determine where to sell your products. Visit these resources to get a complete understanding of your potential trade partners. OTEXA's References and Resources page can also guide you to helpful sources and additional trade and market information.
  • Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook
  • Export.gov
  • International Trade Administration
  • TradeStats Express
  • U.S. Census Bureau, Foreign Trade Division
  • U.S. Department of State,Background Notes
  • Country Commercial Guides
  • FTA Tariff Tool
  • Trade Finance Tool: English Spanish

    Contact a Trade Specialist:

    Kim-Bang Nguyen

  • Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA)
    U.S. Department of Commerce
    Washington, DC 20230
    Phone: (202) 482-5078  |  Fax: (202) 482-2331