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China's booming T-shirt and polo-shirt industry is poised for more than 30 percent export sales growth in 2005.

At US$3.3 billion, exports in the first nine months of 2004 already surpass 2003 shipments of US$3.2 billion. By the end of this year, exports are expected to cross the US$4 billion mark.

Japan is China's largest export market, absorbing close to US$2.5 billion worth of T-shirts and polo-shirts from January 2003 to September 2004. South Korea and Australia are second and third, importing US$447 million and US$361 million worth, respectively, in the same period.

The garment and textile quotas that have been in place since 1974 limit exports to the United States and the European Union. The US is currently China's fourth largest importer, absorbing some US$268 million worth in the same 21-month span, while exports to the EU amounted to US$559 million.

The quota system ends this year, and despite the possible safeguards that might be imposed on China T-shirts and polo-shirts, suppliers are already preparing for an exports surge post-quota.

The following are some of the key trends we see in China's T-shirts and polo shirts exports industry:

 


 
Exports to the US and the EU are expected to increase by 20 to 50 percent after quota removal.

 
Most suppliers will keep prices at current levels. Prices should drop once per-piece quota fees are removed, but suppliers still face rising raw-material and production costs. In addition, uncertainties over possible safeguards make suppliers wary of changing current price strategies.

 
Suppliers are aware they cannot compete on low prices alone and are boosting R&D capabilities and moving up from low-end to midrange and high-end production to remain competitive.

 
Production capacities are being expanded to meet the anticipated increase in demand. Many suppliers are building new factories.

China's more than 2,000 export manufacturers produce T-shirts and polo shirts for men, women and children. About half of these suppliers have direct export capability and the rest ship their products through trading companies. This report focuses on men's and women's designs and does not cover children's models. Most China makers of men's and women's T-shirts and polo-shirts do not produce children's models, and those that do usually offer these as a sideline.

T-shirts account for more than 90 percent of shipments, with men's T-shirts taking up more than half the export share. More than 70 percent of suppliers' output is produced for OEM clients. China suppliers manufacture T-shirts and polo-shirts for major fashion retailers such as Wal-Mart and Kmart, and for sports brands Nike, Reebok and Adidas. The remaining output carries suppliers' in-house brand names.

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China exported US$3 billion worth of T-shirts in 2003. By August 2004, exports had grown by more than 30 percent year-on-year.

With the lifting of quotas, that number is growing even more dramatically, creating a wealth of new sourcing opportunities for you and also a number of potential pitfalls you should be aware of.

With this report, you'll benefit from profiles of 73 key China suppliers that will let you benchmark those manufacturers that best meet your needs.

Plus, a complete industry overview will update you on the latest design trends, QC developments, pricing forecasts and other key issues affecting this dynamic but volatile supply market.



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