28 July 2015 - US apparel imports have been much healthier than declining EU imports in the first quarter of 2015. The European Union market however remained by far larger than the US market. Vietnam has recorded a strong growth on both markets whereas Bangladesh has resisted. Our new quarterly report offers a 5-year comparison of US and EU apparel imports with volume, value and unit value changes from leading low-cost countries. The full table is also available for download.
17 July 2015 - The EU clothing import market is now experiencing a serious crisis, with a double-digit decline in volume terms triggered by the fall of the euro. 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.
15 July 2015 - US and EU clothing imports have moved into different directions in the first quarter, as reflected by our report comparing for the first time shipments to the two markets for the different categories of products. Statistical tables are published covering the first quarters from 2011-15 with value changes in US$ terms. HS 4-digit categories of 61 and 62 (knit and woven clothing) are detailed. The US and EU markets are systematically compared, including the relative size of the US market vs the EU market. The full table is also available for download.
22 June 2015 - EU's clothing imports from China have dramatically declined in April from a year earlier, as a clear sign that shipments to Europe are being heavily depressed by the fall of the euro and of the Sterling. 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.
12 June 2015 - Unit prices of European clothing imports have moved in radically different ways over the first quarter this year, depending on origins and on the trend in corresponding currencies. If China and Bangladesh have not been able to offset the fall of the euro, other low-cost origins have limited its impact thanks to a fall in their US$ prices. As usual, average prices are hiding sharp differences when considering the different categories of products. 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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