22 April 2016 - Myanmar's apparel exports continued surging in 2015, however at a weaker pace as a result of the fall of the European market. With its very low labour costs, Burma is expected experiencing a surge of its clothing exports in the coming years, having already gained a not so negligible share of the European import market. Our statistical tables provide a comprehensive view of latest export trends with export data over 2010-2015 per destination. Detailed EU and US import data per category of products over full 2014-2015 are also available.
14 April 2016 - Sri Lanka has last year suffered from the fall of the European market with sales to the United States however rising. Colombo now hopes getting back its preferential treatment on the European market which would boost its clothing exports. Our statistical tables provide a comprehensive view of latest export trends with export data over 2010-2015 per destination. Detailed EU and US import data per category of products over full 2015 are also available.
7 April 2015 - Cambodia's apparel exports have continued rising in 2015, thanks to a double-digit growth on the European market, whereas shipments further declined to the United States. Duty-free access to the E.U. continues supporting the clothing industry, whatever the sharp increase of labour costs in the last two years. Our statistical tables provide for a comprehensive view of EU and US import data per category of products. Percentage changes and indexes are provided for volume, value and unit prices.
1 April 2016 - Apparel exports from Indonesia have declined in the last year, partly due to the sharp increase of minimum wages in the country. The fall of the rupiah may have supported exports but also resulted in higher material costs on the import market. Sales to the United States have relatively resisted, thanks a strong production of man-made fiber apparel, whereas shipments were sharply down to the EU. Our statistical series provide a comprehensive picture of Indonesia's textile and clothing exports and imports, per month and year, with an exhaustive review of US and EU imports per product category.
28 March 2016 - Year after year, Central America has lost shares of the US apparel import market, especially in volume terms. The clothing industry of this region is now threatened by the duty-free access offered to Vietnam under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). Central America however retains strong positions with specific market segments, as reflected by our series of tables and charts displaying a comprehensive view of the US apparel imports from CAFTA-DR. Specific data are also supplied for Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and the Dominican Republic.
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