The U.S. is the top user of textiles in the world, according to a report published Thursday by the International Textile Alliance.
But the report noted that the U.K. and Mexico are also among the top five countries for textiles.
The report, based on a survey of nearly 2,500 people around the world and conducted in May and June, showed that China, the world’s biggest textile exporter, is the biggest user of garments, while Brazil is second, the report said.
Brazil has been growing faster than the U, with the country’s textile sector expected to account for 30 percent of the world market by 2021, according the report.
China, meanwhile, has been expanding rapidly in the past few years, and is expected to overtake the U in 2020.
Brazil’s textile exports grew from $2.9 billion in 2013 to $5.9 in 2020, according an analysis by consultancy IBISWorld.
The U., meanwhile, saw its textile exports rise from $1.9 million in 2013, to $3.1 million in 2020 and is set to grow from $8.6 billion to $11.2 billion in 2021.
The ITA report noted several reasons why the U is the largest textile consumer in the World.
First, it uses about one-fifth of all the textiles produced in the industrialized world.
Second, it is the only industrialized country to have a surplus of textile resources.
Third, it relies heavily on imported fabrics, while China is expected use more than 50 percent of its textile imports.
The second largest source of U.N. clothing is clothing from Africa, with clothing made from cotton, silk and nylon accounts for 70 percent of total clothing exports.
The fourth largest source is clothing made with animal products, including clothing from pigs, cows and sheep.
The fifth largest source are textile products made from plants and animals that produce textile fibers.
The sixth largest source, for textile products from the U., is from the Middle East.