21 May 2013 - Production prices are more strongly declining in China, clearly indicating that economic activity is slowing down. Clothing prices continue rising, but domestic demand looks now decelerating. Our monthly report offers a statistical view of production costs and consumer prices in China, including in textile and clothing industries. Labor costs in major provinces are also being tracked.
17 May 2013 - China regained ground on US apparel market in first quarter, if compared with other nations, thanks to a significant fall of its man-made fiber apparel prices, as reflected by our statistical tables. Our quarterly review compares US apparel imports from China and from Rest of World (RoW) for each category of products, in volume, value and unit value terms. Historical data with percentage change and market shares are available for download since 2009.
16 May 2013 - US apparel retail sales rose in April from the previous month as US consumers took advantage of lower gas prices and better weather. Our monthly report covers latest comparable sales data released by largest apparel chains and department stores. It also includes official monthly data for clothing stores and other sectors, consumer confidence index, and unemployment rate. Historical data are available for download.
15 May 2013 - Leading clothing retailers began reacting to recent deadly disaster in Dhaka, however finding it difficult to agree over a common approach. In Bangladesh, exporters increasingly worry about the level in future orders, our Correspondent reports, although latest export data are far from announcing a fall in shipments, as reflected by our statistical tables.
14 May 2013 - US apparel imports more rose in man-made fiber apparel categories in first quarter this year than in cotton categories, with unit prices of man-made fiber products even falling. Our series of statistical tables offers a comprehensive view of US apparel imports per category of products, with volume, value and unit value changes, compared with percentage change in previous quarters and previous years.
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