5 December 2013 - A large number of currencies fell against the dollar in November, eventually sharply sliding this year so far and offering new opportunities to apparel exporters. 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.
2 December 2013 - Retail sales have been relatively disappointing at European clothing stores in October. 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.
26 November 2013 - US apparel retail sales were up in October as consumers benefited from apparel discounts and falling petrol prices that gave households more to spend. 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.
20 November 2013 - Inflation rates have risen slightly for many emerging countries in October, driven primarily by higher fuel and food prices. The higher inflation puts increased pressure on emerging markets to battle a slowdown in economic growth. Our monthly report offers a comparison of inflation rates in low-cost countries, with historical data available back to June 2007.
14 November 2013 - Textile and clothing production costs are more clearly rising in China, whatever the lower production growth. 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 tracked.
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