3 November 2015 - Sri Lankan apparel exports have stagnated in the first half, over the recession of the European market. Colombo could however be offered a duty-free access to the European Union which should revamp exports. Wages could also be raised at the same time, as the strategy toward higher quality products is confirmed. Our statistical tables provide a comprehensive view of latest export trends with overall export data over the past years per destination. Detailed EU and US import data per category of products over the first months of 2015 are also available.
16 October 2015 - Cambodian apparel exporters are confronted with a new rise of minimum wages as of January 1st which could make it more difficult to compete with other low-cost countries. After declining for a long period of time, exports to the United States have however rebounded in the second quarter, whereas shipments to the European market continued surging. Our statistical tables provide 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.
8 October 2015 - India's apparel exports have begun slowing down in the spring and summer, due to the fall of the euro having depressed sales to the European Union. India's exports of man-made fiber apparel have however surged in the last years, allowing to export to new destinations and to adapt to a rapidly changing market. Our report provides a comprehensive view of Indian apparel exports data per major destination and per fiber (cotton vs man-made). US and EU import data are also available in volume, value and unit value terms, per product category. All data can be easily downloaded through our csv files.
1 October 2015 - Confronted with surging production costs, Indonesia's textile and apparel industries are losing shares on the global market. Indonesian exporters have been unable to lower their US$ prices, by contrast with rival countries, and they are now forced laying off a large number of employees. 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.
24 September 2015 - Bangladesh apparel exports have progressively recovered, thanks to a rebound of US demand, whereas EU orders were slowing down, due to Euro's fall. Benefiting from the drop of demand for Chinese products, Bangladesh is however confronted with surging competition from Vietnam, and the weakness of its textile industry. Our statistical tables provide a comprehensive view of Bangladesh's clothing exports, including per destination and per HS 4-digit category, also covering the latest US and EU apparel import data per product category. Volume, value and unit price changes are released with all data available for download.
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