16 May 2013 - US apparel retail sales rose in April from the previous month as US consumers took advantage of lower gas prices and better weather. Our monthly report covers latest comparable sales data released by largest 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.
10 May 2013 - European clothing retail sales may have rebounded in April, after sharply falling in March due to unusual cold weather. Our monthly report covers textile and clothing retail sales on the three largest markets in the European Union (Germany, U.K. and France), with historical data available for download.
7 May 2013 - Stability is back on Forex market, at last, with the US dollar slightly declining against the Euro, the Sterling and a large number of emerging currencies. 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 April 2013 - China's economic growth is decelerating, which is triggering a faster decline in textile production costs. Higher wages may however result in higher clothing prices, by contrast. Our monthly report offers a statistical view of production costs and consumer prices in China, including in textile and clothing industries. Labor costs in major provinces are also being tracked.
23 April 2013 - The rate of inflation slowed in March for many emerging countries. Fiscal and monetary policies in most emerging markets are expected to remain favorable as inflation risks are likely to be limited. Our monthly report offers a comparison of inflation rates in low-cost countries, with historical data available back to June 2007, as well as a comparison of currencies, and the evolution of food prices.
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