1 September 2015 - The devaluation of the yuan has triggered a fall in a series of so-called low-cost and commodity currencies, including a devaluation of the Vietnamese dong. In the meantime, other currencies were remaining unchanged against the US dollar. Our monthly statistical report displays a comprehensive view of currency values against the US dollar but also v. the euro, the British pound, the Indian and Pak rupees, and the Chinese renminbi over a 2-year period.
25 August 2015 - Production prices are further dropping in China's fiber and textile industries, whereas apparel manufacturing costs continue steadily rising, whatever the economic slowdown and the sharp rise in excess capacities. This statistical report offers a comprehensive view of production costs and consumer prices in China, including in textile and clothing sectors. Labor costs in major provinces are also being followed.
23 July 2015 - Inflation rates have slightly risen in a series of low-cost countries in June, without however affecting the long-term trend toward a lower growth in consumer prices. Our monthly report offers a comparison of inflation rates in low-cost countries, with historical data available back to June 2007. Impact of currency changes is calculated to assess real consequences for exports of higher or lower inflation rates.
8 July 2015 - The global clothing trade has continued steadily increasing in the last two years, with long-term trends reflecting a surge in exports from Vietnam and a slow decline of China's market shares. U.S. apparel imports are relatively weaker whereas Japanese market is rapidly falling. Our statistical report covers global clothing exports per supplier and imports per market from 2010 to 2014. Annual change and market shares are calculated over the 5-year period.
6 July 2015 - The euro and the Sterling have steadily risen in June against the US dollar, with the rebounding Greek crisis however inaugurating a new period of uncertainties. A few currencies have dramatically plunged in the first half whereas a series of low-costs currencies have remained very stable. Our monthly statistical report displays a comprehensive view of currency values against the US dollar but also v. the euro, the British pound, the Indian and Pak rupees, and the Chinese renminbi over a 2-year period.
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