Consumption of Value-Added Textiles in Japan

High potential for online shopping in China has brought up opportunities for segments such as bathing suits, where 60% are imported products.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

From a statement issued by PROCOMER:

Japan is one of the main entry points to the Asian region and is also a fashion leader, an industry worth approximately $110,000 million. According to a report by ProColombia, Japan imports more than 60% of its swimsuits and it was also found that consumers pay higher prices for these products, making it an attractive market to service.

In 2015 the Asian country imported $99.2 million worth of these products, which mainly came from China, which provides 82% of its import demand, however, Latin America, although to a lesser extent, also participates as an exporter this market: Brazil ($400,000) and Colombia ($282,000).

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