Lingerie and intimatewear garment export to the USA market has emerged as a new strength for Bangladesh’s robust apparel manufacturing industry. Bangladesh shipped $150.39 million worth of brassieres, including categories such as shapewear and foundation garments in the 11 months of 2021. Making the country the 5th top lingerie exporter in the USA.
According to the latest official US custom data, Bangladesh brassieres export to the USA gained an impressive 43% growth in January to November period of 2021.
Meanwhile, the data also showed that the USA imported $2.57 billion worth of brassieres in the first 11-month period of 2021, observing 46.81% year-on-year growth. Marking a lingerie market boom in the USA.
Among the other top 4 lingerie exporter countries – China bragged the top position with $858.81 million, noting 48.64% Y-o-Y growth in January to November 2021 period.
Vietnam exported $496.76 million brassieres to the USA, growing by 52.77% on yearly basis.
Sri Lanka exported $244.73 million worth of lingerie items, gaining by 34.54%.
While Indonesia shipped $238.97 million worth of lingerie and intimatewear garments. Witnessing a significant 89.64% growth in January to November period of 2021.
According to industry insiders, now Bangladesh annually exports $700 million worth of lingerie globally.