24 February 2015 - Clothing imports into the European Union moved to different directions in full 2014, depending on product categories. Unit prices have stopped falling, as a sign that market trends were already deteriorating in last year, as reflected by our report. Statistical tables are published with volume, value and unit value changes in euro and US$ terms, covering 4-digit categories of 61 and 62 HS chapters (knit and woven clothing). The full table is also available for download.
20 February 2015 - With China retreating, EU clothing imports surged in 2014 from a series of low-cost countries in Asia, including India, Vietnam, Cambodia, or Pakistan, while Bangladesh got mixed results. Latest trends are reflected by our comprehensive review of 2010-2014 data per origin. A large number of statistical tables are published, with volume, value and unit value changes released in both euro and US$ terms. The full table is also available for download.
18 February 2015 - European Union clothing imports have again stagnated in volume terms in December while surging in value terms after unit prices sharply increased, especially for Chinese shipments. Our report covers monthly EU clothing import data, with historical trends being analyzed over last 10 years, and a specific focus on China vs Rest of World (RoW) and on knit vs woven clothing.
22 January 2015 - The radical change of the European import market is being confirmed by just released November data. Clothing imports continued slowing down with China being more negatively affected than other countries. Our report covers monthly EU clothing import data, with historical trends being analyzed over last 10 years, and a specific focus on China vs Rest of World (RoW) and on knit vs woven clothing.
13 January 2015 - India and Indonesia have taken advantage of lower currency values with their prices sharply declining on the European import market, in the first three quarters of 2013. Buyers ordered cheaper products from China, thanks to a shift to lower quality products. Turkey and Tunisia remained at the higher end of the market, by contrast. Our series of comparison tables offer a comprehensive view of EU's clothing imports per HS 4-digit category with volume, value and unit price changes, while market shares are also calculated for each major supplying country. Full data are available for download.
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