23 March 2017 - Apparel exports from Bangladesh are now declining, due to the fall of the Sterling and to the recession of the US import market. Shipments have already been depressed in 2016 to the US whereas further soaring to the EU thanks too their duty-free status. Bangladesh is however missing the historical shift from cotton to polyester, meaning its industry could eventually suffer from surging competition with Vietnam. Our statistical tables provide a comprehensive view of Bangladesh's clothing exports over the last years, 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.
20 March 2017 - Vietnam's apparel exports have experienced a serious slowdown in 2016, due to the recession of the US apparel import market. However, the market share of Vietnamese exporters has improved in the United States whereas being maintained on a recovering European market. Our report includes Vietnam's latest clothing export data per month and destination and provides comprehensive data for US imports per quota category and EU imports per HS 4-digit categories over the 2011-2016 period. Unit prices and long-term trends are calculated over the last five years.
7 February 2017 - Turkish apparel exports have stabilized in 2016 in dollar terms, after experiencing a clear decline in the previous year. Exports to Germany have stopped falling whereas shipments to Spain have even risen. T-shirt exports have also plateaued with sales of woven clothing being up in the last year. Our comprehensive statistical report covers Turkey's clothing exports per destination and product category over the last three years, in US$, euro and Turkish lira terms.
3 February 2017 - Apparel exports from Myanmar have continued surging in 2016, thanks to strong demand from Japan, Germany and also the United States, although from a lower level. The political liberalization and the removal of US sanctions are further boosting foreign investment in clothing production, with textile materials being mostly imported from China. Our statistical tables provide a comprehensive view of latest export trends with data over Jan-Sep 2012-16 per destination. Detailed EU and US import data per category of products over Jan-Sep 2016 are also available.
1 February 2017 - Apparel exports from Sri Lanka have stagnated in the last year, reflecting a surge in sales of knit clothing, especially underwear, whereas shipments of woven apparel were struggling. Exports should now be boosted by the EU's decision to grant GSP-Plus preferential access to Sri Lankan products. Our statistical tables provide a comprehensive view of latest export trends with export data over first half 2011-2016. Detailed EU and US import data per category of products over 1st half 2016 are also available.
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