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.
7 January 2015 - EU clothing imports continued strongly rising over the first three quarters of 2014, with however sharp differences depending on product categories, 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.
19 December 2014 - German imports have been relatively weaker than shipments to other European markets, over the fist three quarters of the year. Latest trends are reflected by our comprehensive review of January-September data per European market, covering a 4-year period from the same period of 2010. 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.
19 December 2014 - EU clothing imports suddenly fell in October, for the first time since June 2013. This could announce the end of a period of recovery for the European market, after it dramatically fell in the years following the financial crisis. 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.
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