11 March 2015 - Apparel exports from Bangladesh have been severely hit by the consequences of the Rena Plaza tragedy, nearly two year ago. Exports to the US market have begun already declining whereas shipments to the European Union have clearly slowed down in key product categories. Our statistical tables provide a comprehensive view of Bangladesh's clothing exports, including per destination and per HS 4-digit category, also covering the latest US and EU apparel import data per product category. Volume, value and unit price changes are released with all data available for download.
23 February 2015 - Export prices moved into rather different directions for a similar product in last year, depending on origins. Overall trends have hidden a large number of particular cases in specific categories, as reflected by our series of statistical tables offering a comprehensive comparison of unit values per country of origin and category of product. The report also includes a detailed comparison of product categories and origins, with overall and Chinese shipments through a series of indexes. Our full table is available for download.
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.
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