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Article Date: April 2019
Word Count: 1266

Imports Continue Steady Climb in Q4, Led by Equipment

While the value of sneaker imports continues to moderate and apparel imports remain cautious, solid equipment imports in golf, outdoor, exercise and winter sports helped the market record a 7.5% increase in imports for the final quarter of 2018 to $6,062.3 million compared to $5,639.3 million and overall imports for the full year rose a solid 4.1% to $23,193.5 million vs. $22,279.0 million as the inventory issues that have caused some categories to yoyo up and down appear to be receding. Sneaker imports declined 1.2% in Q4 to $1,411.6 million against $1,428.7 million prior but were up 0.9% for the ... Log in to view full article.


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