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.
2 June 2015 - Most EU's clothing import markets remained strong over the first quarter 2015, whatever an overall decline in volume terms. Unit prices sharply fell in US$ terms for shipments to leading European countries. This is reflected by our comprehensive review of the European Union imports per destination, covering a 5-year period from 2010-2014. Our statistical report provides volume, value and unit value changes released in both euro and US$ terms. The full table is available for download.
29 May 2015 - Overall European clothing imports have declined in the first quarter, with sharp differences depending on product categories. This is increasingly difficult to lower unit prices in US$ terms in Asia, with the fall of the euro resulting in a strong inflation, 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.
28 May 2015 - The European clothing imports are being dramatically affected by the fall of the euro with currency value trends having negatively depressed shipments from a series of origins. Latest trends are reflected by our comprehensive review of 1st quarter data per origin, from 2011-15. 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.
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