2 February 2017 - The US dollar has been relatively weaker in January than in December over comments made by the new US administration. The American currency should however remain very strong in 2017, as a result of the new economic policy of president Trump. Our monthly statistical report covers the past two years and 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.
31 January 2017 - Inflation rates have remained at historically low levels in emerging countries at the end of 2016, with Turkey, Egypt or even Vietnam however experiencing a rebound of their consumer price index. 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, the euro and the Sterling is also calculated to assess real terms of trade for exporters.
27 January 2017 - Minimum wages have been raised at the start of the new year in Indonesia, Vietnam and Cambodia whereas staying unchanged in other countries like Bangladesh. Our report displays minimum wages in Asia's apparel manufacturing countries, with latest data updated as of January 1st 2017 in local currency and US$ terms, compared with October 2016 and January 2015 and 2016. A comparison chart is now available.
17 January 2017 - China's textile and apparel exporters are now confronted wirh a rebound of production costs, as energy prices surge and chemical fibers have also sharply increased. Textile and apparel prices have begun more clearly climbing at factory gates in December, according to official 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.
3 January 2017 - The dollar has further risen in December against a series of currencies, even ending 2016 at a sharply higher level than the Chinese yuan, the Mexican peso and the Turkish lira. The fall of the euro and the pound already experienced in 2016 could continue in 2017 amid stronger volatility on the currency market. Our monthly statistical report covers the past two years and 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.
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