28 April 2016 - Global Apparel Exports have slightly declined in 2015, mostly due to the fall of the euro and the consecutive drop of European sales in dollar terms. China has continued retreating whereas Vietnam and Bangladesh further emerged as its most threatening rivals. Our report provides a comprehensive view of global apparel export data from 2010 to 2015, per major origin. Data include apparel exports in dollar terms, growth rates, market shares and percentage change over the 2010-2015 period. All data can be easily downloaded through our csv files.
21 April 2016 - Russia's apparel imports have dramatically fallen in 2015, mostly due to the sharp drop of the domestic currency and the decline of the economy. Our report provides a comprehensive view of Russia's apparel import data from 2010 to 2015, per major origin and per HS 4-digit category of products over the last 5 years. All data can be easily downloaded through our csv files.
19 April 2016 - With labor costs soaring over the years in China, other countries may now expect significantly developing their exports. Which countries will most attract buyers of apparel import markets? In order to answer this decisive question, the World Bank has just released a comprehensive and very interesting study. We below provide a selection of its most relevant findings whereas also assessing its approach of the matter. A link to the full World Bank report is available.
18 April 2016 - Inflation rates are still under control in emerging countries, whatever the decline in interest rates aimed at stimulating economic activity. With currencies having now declined, especially against the euro, clothing production costs should decline in dollar and euro terms and clothing exports should be stimulated. 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 and the euro is also calculated to assess real terms of trade for exporters.
13 April 2016 - Production costs are less sharply falling in China as a clear sign the economic growth could bottom out. Exports have surged in March whereas optimism is back at manufacturing companies. 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.
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