1 June 2016 - The US dollar index may have rebounded in May, mot currencies in emerging countries have remained very stable, whereas the euro and the yen were falling, as reflected by our tables and charts. 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.
19 May 2016 - Inflation rates are still under control in emerging economies, offering opportunities to reduce financial costs without triggering a rise of labor costs. 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 vs the US dollar and the euro is also calculated to assess real terms of trade for exporters.
13 May 2016 - China has just released data indicating that its economic slowdown could progressively soften, with production prices less sharply dropping than in previous months. 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.
4 May 2016 - Clothing imports have stagnated in 2015, mostly due to the fall of the Euro and of the Sterling, and the consecutive crisis of the European market. A 5-year perspective offers contrasted results, with smaller apparel import markets significantly soaring, as a clear sign that exporters should further diversify to new markets. Our report provides a comprehensive view of global apparel import data from 2010 to 2015, per market. Data include apparel imports in dollar terms, growth rates, market shares and percentage change over the 2010-2015 period. All data can be easily downloaded through our csv files.
28 April 2016 - Global Apparel Exports have slightly declined in 2015, mostly due to the fall of the euro and the consecutive drop of European sales in dollar terms. China has continued retreating whereas Vietnam and Bangladesh further emerged as its most threatening rivals. Our report provides a comprehensive view of global apparel export data from 2010 to 2015, per major origin. Data include apparel exports in dollar terms, growth rates, market shares and percentage change over the 2010-2015 period. All data can be easily downloaded through our csv files.
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