1 September 2014 - A sharply falling euro and potentially rising currencies in India and Indonesia could significantly change apparel sourcing decisions in coming months. 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.
27 August 2014 - Asia apparel exports further surged in the first part of the year, although with extremely different results depending on major exporting countries. This is clearly reflected by our statistical report detailing clothing exports per country, on monthly and year-to-date basis. Latest data from China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan are available.
21 August 2014 - US retail sales stagnated in July, although health of the economy continued slowly but surely improving. Our monthly report covers latest comparable sales data released by a series of US 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.
19 August 2014 - Inflation remains under control in most low-cost nations, staying however at a high level in Pakistan and India, partly due to food 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.
13 August 2014 - China's industry is more obviously recovering, after production costs have been lowered, whatever the significant growth of labor costs. Our monthly report offers a statistical view of production costs and consumer prices in China, including in textile and clothing sectors. Labor costs in major provinces are also being followed.
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