The dollar volume of apparel sales in the U.S. in 2004 was $173
billion, according to NPD Group, Inc., a respected market research
"Colorful shirts, pretty prints and men?s suits helped the apparel
industry shine in 2004. According to The NPD Group, a market research
firm, apparel sales totaled $173 billion in 2004, a four percent
increase from $166 billion in 2003."
NPD Group: Press Release: The NPD Group Reports U.S. Retail Apparel
Sales Up After Three Years of Decline
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