Top Exported Baby Clothing Sales

Baby apparel fashion

Baby apparel fashion

Exported baby clothes sold to customers around the world totaled US$9.7 billion in 2017, up by an average 12.4% for all baby clothing shippers over the five-year period starting in 2013.

From 2016 to 2017, the global value of baby clothing exports improved by 1.3%.

Exported baby clothing is organized under two major categories: knitted or crocheted garments (76.5% of the global total) and non-knitted and non-crocheted garments (23.5%).

From a continental perspective, Asian exporters generated roughly three-quarters (75.2%) of international sales of baby clothing. In second place was Europe at 21.1%. Smaller percentages originated from Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean (1.3%) and North America (0.8%).

The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix is 6111 for knitted or crocheted babies’ garments and clothing accessories (excluding hats) and 6209 for non-knitted and non-crocheted babies’ garments and clothing accessories (also excluding hats).

Top Exported Baby Clothing Sales

Overall

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of baby clothes during 2017, including products made from all different materials regardless if knitted or crocheted:

  1. China: US$2.9 billion (30.5% of total baby clothing exports)
  2. Bangladesh: $1.2 billion (12.6%)
  3. India: $851.6 million (8.8%)
  4. Cambodia: $480.5 million (5%)
  5. Vietnam: $393.4 million (4.1%)
  6. France: $286.6 million (3%)
  7. Indonesia: $301.3 million (3.1%)
  8. Sri Lanka: $222.7 million (2.3%)
  9. Spain: $302.4 million (3.1%)
  10. Turkey: $254.1 million (2.6%)
  11. Germany: $233.4 million (2.4%)
  12. Netherlands: $209.5 million (2.2%)
  13. Poland: $192.5 million (2%)
  14. Hong Kong: $155.4 million (1.6%)
  15. Thailand: $146.2 million (1.5%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 84.8% of all exported baby clothes in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing knit or crochet baby clothing exporters since 2013 were: Bangladesh (up 381.4%), Poland (up 83.1%), Viet Nam (up 81%) and Turkey (up 32.8%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported knit or crochet baby clothing sales were led by: Hong Kong (down -58.4%), India (down -34%), Thailand (down -29.9%) and France (down -25.1%).

Knitted

The following 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of knitted or crocheted baby clothes during 2017. The global subtotal for this category was $7.4 billion which gained 17.4% in value since 2013.

  1. China: US$2.37 billion (32.1% of knitted baby clothing exports)
  2. Bangladesh: $834.7 million (11.3%)
  3. India: $663.4 million (9%)
  4. Cambodia: $450.7 million (6.1%)
  5. Vietnam: $287.2 million (3.9%)
  6. France: $206.5 million (2.8%)
  7. Indonesia: $196.7 million (2.7%)
  8. Sri Lanka: $192.4 million (2.6%)
  9. Spain: $191.7 million (2.6%)
  10. Turkey: $181.1 million (2.5%)
  11. Germany: $178.3 million (2.4%)
  12. Netherlands: $166.7 million (2.3%)
  13. Poland: $143.9 million (1.9%)
  14. Hong Kong: $126.9 million (1.7%)
  15. Thailand: $116.8 million (1.6%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 85.5% of knitted or crocheted baby clothing exports during in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing exporters of knitted or crocheted baby clothes since 2013 were: Bangladesh (up 1,107%), Cambodia (up 149.8%), Vietnam (up 149.8%), Poland (up 125.9%) and Indonesia (up 111.7%).

Four countries posted declines in their international sales of knitted or crocheted baby clothes: Hong Kong (down -65.2%), Thailand (down -25.7%), China (down -8.8%) and France (down -4.6%).

Non-Knitted

The following 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of non-knitted or non-crocheted baby clothes during 2017. The global subtotal for this category was $2.3 billion down -1.1% compared to 2013.

  1. China: US$572.7 million (25.2% of non-knitted baby clothing exports)
  2. Bangladesh: $384.5 million (16.9%)
  3. India: $188.1 million (8.3%)
  4. Spain: $101.7 million (4.9%)
  5. Vietnam: $106.2 million (4.7%)
  6. Indonesia: $104.6 million (4.6%)
  7. France: $80.1 million (3.5%)
  8. Turkey: $73 million (3.2%)
  9. Italy: $67.7 million (3%)
  10. Germany: $55.1 million (2.4%)
  11. Poland: $48.6 million (2.1%)
  12. Netherlands: $42.9 million (1.9%)
  13. United Kingdom: $34.3 million (1.5%)
  14. Sri Lanka: $30.3 million (1.3%)
  15. Cambodia: $29.8 million (1.3%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 84.8% of non-knit and non-crochet baby clothing exports during 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing exporters of non-knit and non-crochet baby clothes since 2013 were: Bangladesh (up 381.4%), Poland (up 83.1%), Vietnam (up 81%) and Turkey (up 32.8%).

Leading the sales decliners for international non-knit and non-crochet baby clothes were: India (down -34%), United Kingdom (down -31%), France (down -25.1%), China (down -17.3%) and Italy (down -15.1%).

Companies

Baby Clothes Export Companies

According to global trading platform Alibaba, the following suppliers are examples of baby clothes exporters, including those that specialize in baby clothing sets. The home-country location for each business is shown within parentheses:

  • Alpha International Trading (Cambodia)
  • Ameda Hong Kong Company (Hong Kong)
  • Global Emotion BD (Bangladesh)
  • Hazal Tekstil Giyim Sanayi Ve Ticaret Ltd Sirketi (Turkey)
  • Kazel (Indonesia)
  • Lab Textile (France)
  • Quang Thanh Company Limited (Vietnam)
  • Surpass Exports (India)
  • Tanadol (Thailand)
  • Wuxi Liutan Garment Co, Ltd (China)








 
See also T-shirt Exports by Country, Leather Shoes Exports by Country and Cotton Exports by Country

Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on June 15, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on June 15, 2018

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on June 15, 2018

Wikipedia, Infant clothing. Accessed on June 15, 2018

Alibaba, Supplier showroom for baby clothing. Accessed on June 15, 2018