The U.S. apparel industry is a relatively healthy business in 2016, with revenue rising slightly from $5.7 billion in 2015 to $6.9 billion last year.
But sales have slowed since the summer, and apparel sales were down 4% in 2016 compared to 2015.
That decline is the biggest in nearly four years, according to industry research firm Euromonitor International.
The U.K. is a far bigger market, with sales down 6% last year compared to $9.4 billion in 2014.
U.N. figures show that apparel exports from the U.A.E. to the United Kingdom fell 12% in the last year, while U.J. and Singapore saw the largest declines, while France saw a decline of 6%.