27 January 2015 - The ongoing TPP negotiations are expected to offer Vietnam's apparel exports a duty-free access to the US market. Depending on rules of origin which will be eventually decided, impact will be different for the global clothing market and for textile exporters in Asia, as reflected by a just released study by Standard Chartered Research. The fate of Bangladesh apparel industry is also depending on these negotiations, as Vietnam has become its strongest and direct rival on the global market. Standard Chartered has released its statistical forecast for the coming 10 years, with two scenarios, depending on the more or less flexible rules of origins.
9 October 2014 - Bangladeshi apparel exports are now stagnating, due to safety issues at clothing plants and a consecutive rise in labour costs and export prices. Our statistical tables provide a comprehensive view of latest and long-term Bangladesh's clothing export trends, also covering the latest US and EU apparel import data per product category.
17 July 2014 - Unit prices of European clothing imports declined on average, in the first quarter of 2014, with however sharp differences depending on products and origins. Data reveal a shift in demand from Bangladesh to India in key woven apparel categories. Our series of comparison tables offer a comprehensive view of EU's clothing imports per HS 4-digit category with volume, value and unit price changes, while market shares are also calculated for each major supplying country. Full data are available for download.
18 June 2014 - Bangladesh apparel exports further surged in the first quarter this year, with shipments to the United States however declining after woven apparel prices have also sharply increased, in line with climbing labour costs. Our statistical tables provide a comprehensive view of latest and long-term Bangladesh's clothing export trends, also covering the first quarter US and EU apparel import data per product category.
22 May 2014 - Average unit prices of US apparel imports moved very differently over the first quarter of the year, amid product categories, and depending on origins. This is reflected by our series of statistical tables offering a comprehensive comparison of unit values per origin and category, with world and China benchmark indexes.
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