21 October 2014 - Inflation is under control in low-cost countries but consumer prices are now more significantly rising if expressed in US$ terms. 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.
21 October 2014 - Production costs look more sharply falling in the textile industry in China, thanks to lower material and energy prices. 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.
3 October 2014 - The rebound of the US dollar will decisively affect sourcing choices in coming months, with the European market expected suffering from a sharp decline of the euro and the Sterling. India, Pakistan and Indonesia are suddenly being offered a competitive boost to the detriment of other low-cost countries. 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.
24 September 2014 - Minimum wages are being further raised in Asia, but actual impact strongly differs, depending on low-cost countries. Our newly updated statistical report offers a comparative view of minimum wages in a large number of apparel manufacturing countries on all continents. Minimum salaries are available in US$ per month, including latest increases compared with their level on January 1st.
23 September 2014 - Inflation rates remain under control in low-cost countries with the rebound of the US dollar possibly boosting consumer price indices, however. 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.
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