16 April 2014 - Retail sales began recovering at US clothing stores in March, but are slowing down over long term, as reflected by our historical charts. 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.
15 April 2014 - Production prices are everywhere falling in China, but still rising in the clothing industry, as a result of higher wages. 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.
11 April 2014 - Consumer prices could stay at relatively high level in coming years in emerging countries, according to just released forecast by the IMF. 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 of higher or lower inflation rates for exports.
1 April 2014 - The UK and Germany currently enjoy a long-term rebound in clothing retail sales, by contrast with an increasingly weaker France. 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.
1 April 2014 - The Pakistani and Indian rupees strongly rose in March while the Indonesian rupiah was further recovering. The Chinese renminbi surprisingly fell in the meantime. 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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