Top Exported Baby Clothing Sales

Baby apparel fashion

Baby apparel fashion

Exported baby clothes sold to customers around the world totaled US$9.6 billion in 2016, up by an average 25.1% for all baby clothing shippers over the five-year period starting in 2012. From 2015 to 2016, the global value of baby clothing exports improved by 9.7%.

Exported baby clothing is organized under two major categories: knitted or crocheted garments (74.1% of global total) and non-knitted and non-crocheted garments (25.9%).

By far, cotton is the most popular type of baby clothing material, accounting for 81.4% of knitted or crocheted baby clothes and 65% for non-knitted and non-crocheted infant clothing. The next most-popular type of baby clothing consists of synthetic fibers to the tune of 11.9% under the knitted or crocheted category and 26.4% for non-knitted and non-crocheted garments.

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 2016, including products made from all different materials regardless if knitted or crocheted:

  1. China: US$2.9 billion (30.7% of overall exported baby clothing)
  2. Bangladesh: $1.2 billion (12.5%)
  3. India: $1.1 billion (11.4%)
  4. Vietnam: $346 million (3.6%)
  5. Cambodia: $282.6 million (2.9%)
  6. France: $270.2 million (2.8%)
  7. Turkey: $269.6 million (2.8%)
  8. Spain: $269.4 million (2.8%)
  9. Indonesia: $248.5 million (2.6%)
  10. Sri Lanka: $242.3 million (2.5%)
  11. Hong Kong: $229.8 million (2.4%)
  12. Germany: $202.1 million (2.1%)
  13. Thailand: $167.6 million (1.7%)
  14. Italy: $166.5 million (1.7%)
  15. United Kingdom: $155.3 million (1.6%)

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing baby clothes exporters since 2012 were: Bangladesh (up 982.9%), Vietnam (up 211.7%), Cambodia (up 127.1%) and Sri Lanka (up 86.8%).

Five countries posted declines in their exported baby clothes sales: Hong Kong (down -52.5%), France (down -12.4%), Italy (down -8.7%), Thailand (down -3.4%) and China (down -3%).

The listed 15 countries shipped 84.2% of all exported baby clothes in 2016.

Knitted

The following 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of knitted or crocheted baby clothes during 2016. The global subtotal for this category was $7.1 billion.

  1. China: US$2.38 billion (33.5% of knitted baby clothing exports)
  2. India: $830.9 million (11.7%)
  3. Bangladesh: $770.8 million (10.8%)
  4. Vietnam: $236.9 million (3.3%)
  5. Cambodia: $235.7 million (3.3%)
  6. Sri Lanka: $208.7 million (2.9%)
  7. Hong Kong: $188.6 million (2.6%)
  8. France: $186.2 million (2.6%)
  9. Turkey: $175.7 million (2.5%)
  10. Indonesia: $174.9 million (2.5%)
  11. Spain: $167.6 million (2.4%)
  12. Germany: $157.1 million (2.2%)
  13. Thailand: $132.1 million (1.9%)
  14. United Kingdom: $112.2 million (1.6%)
  15. Poland: $109.8 million (1.5%)

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing exporters of knitted or crocheted baby clothes since 2012 were: Bangladesh (up 1,401%), Vietnam (up 249.9%), Indonesia (up 142.9%) and Poland (up 118.9%).

Four countries posted declines in their international knitted or crocheted baby clothes sales: Hong Kong (down -53.9%), France (down -4.8%), Thailand and China (both down -0.2%).

The listed 15 countries shipped 85.2% of knitted or crocheted baby clothing exports during in 2016.

Non-Knitted

The following 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of non-knitted or non-crocheted baby clothes during 2016. The global subtotal for this category was $2.5 billion.

  1. China: US$564.8 million (22.7% of non-knitted baby clothing exports)
  2. Bangladesh: $428.6 million (17.2%)
  3. India: $261.4 million (10.5%)
  4. Vietnam: $109.1 million (4.4%)
  5. Spain: $101.8 million (4.1%)
  6. Turkey: $93.8 million (3.8%)
  7. France: $84 million (3.4%)
  8. Indonesia: $73.6 million (3%)
  9. Czech Republic: $73.1 million (2.9%)
  10. Italy: $68.4 million (2.7%)
  11. Cambodia: $46.9 million (1.9%)
  12. Germany: $45.1 million (1.8%)
  13. United Kingdom: $43.1 million (1.7%)
  14. Poland: $42.4 million (1.7%)
  15. Hong Kong: $41.2 million (1.7%)

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing exporters of non-knit and non-crochet baby clothes since 2012 were: Czech Republic (up 1,584%), Bangladesh (up 621.3%), Cambodia (up 512.1%), Vietnam (up 152%) and Poland (up 127.9%).

Leading the decliners for international non-knit and non-crochet baby clothes sales were: Hong Kong (down -45.2%), Indonesia (down -31.5%), France (down -25.5%) and Italy (down -22.4%).

The listed 15 countries shipped 83.5% of non-knit and non-crochet baby clothing exports during 2016.

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:

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








 
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 October 26, 2017

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on October 26, 2017

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on October 26, 2017

Wikipedia, Infant clothing. Accessed on October 26, 2017

Alibaba, Supplier showroom for baby clothing. Accessed on October 26, 2017