5 May 2015 - April offered reversed trends on the currency market, with the US dollar eventually falling and the euro rebounding. The Indian rupee remained however weak whereas the Chinese renminbi stayed very strong against other currencies of rival 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 over a 2-year period.
29 April 2015 - Japan's apparel imports have sharply declined in 2014 in US$ terms, reflecting the fall of the yen against the dollar. China's share of the market is eventually declining, in line with a surge of shipments from a series of low-cost countries, and primarily from Vietnam. Our report provides a comprehensive view of Japan's apparel import data in full 2014, per major origin and per HS 4-digit category of products over the last 5 to 10 years. All data can be easily downloaded through our csv files.
23 April 2015 - Consumer prices were kept under control in March, however remaining at relatively high levels in a series of low-cost countries if considering the fall of energy prices in the last 12 months. 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.
16 April 2015 - China is still trapped with its excess capacities depressing textile prices whereas clothing producers continue struggling with the rise of labor costs, as reflected by March data. 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.
1 April 2015 - The US dollar could stay very firm against the euro in coming months, resulting in strong difficulties for low-cost exports to the eurozone. The dramatic fall of the lira could however favor Turkish exporters whereas Chinese apparel exports would be negatively affected by a new rise of the renminbi. 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.
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