Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Bedding Imports rising sharply

Import News

Source: HTT

WASHINGTON - Imports of bedding and towels skyrocketed in the first three months of the year, according to preliminary data released by the U.S. government.

Predictably, Chinese-made goods logged sizable gains across several categories, with imports of cotton sheets up 232 percent and terry towels up 187 percent compared to 2004's January through March volumes.

But the standout gainer was Pakistan: cotton sheets, up 1,153 percent; cotton pillowcases, up 401 percent; cotton terry towels up 119 percent; and cotton bedspreads/quilts up 39.38.