In Cautious Market, Imports Inch Up 1.6% in Q3
Even the threat of looming tariffs on Chinese goods in the last month of the quarter didn’t provide much of a lift to imports as the total rose to $5,315.2 million from $5,230.7 million for the Jul.-Sep. period. Soft goods imports declined for the period with sneakers down 1.0% to $1,424.8 million from $1,439.9 million while apparel dipped 9.2% to $836.6 million from $921.8 million. Equipment imports overall rose 6.4% to $3,053.8 million from $2,869.0 million.
Those are among the key findings of our quarterly study of sporting goods imports, drawn from the ITC database. Our sporting goods queries are at ... Log in to view full article.