21 March 2017 - EU clothing imports have less clearly risen in January whereas unit prices have even stopped declining in dollar terms. The recovery of the European market could eventually end this year if January data are confirmed in the following months. Our report covers monthly EU clothing import data, with historical trends being analyzed, and a specific focus on China vs Rest of World (RoW) and Bangladesh, and on knit vs woven clothing. Data are supplied in euro and in US dollars with historical data available for download, back to January 2000.
13 March 2017 - Average unit prices of shipments to the European Union have significantly declined in both euro and US$ terms in full 2016. Chinese unit values have more sharply dropped than average in most product categories, without boosting exports to the EU, whereas Bangladesh has continued improving its market shares. Other leading suppliers have also cut their unit values in the last year. As usual, the market trends are rather different depending on product categories and origins. Our series of comparison tables offer a comprehensive view of EU 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.
6 March 2017 - European clothing import markets have stopped falling in volume terms in full 2016, with shipments to Germany and France stagnating whereas Spanish imports were further soaring. Average unit prices have dropped in dollar terms, especially for shipments to the U.K. where imports are being depressed by the lower value of the Sterling. Our 5-year data from fourth quarter 2011 reflect long-term trends of European Union clothing markets, offering a comprehensive review of the European Union imports per destination. Our statistical report provides volume, value and unit value changes released in both euro and US$ terms. The full table is available for download.
27 February 2017 - EU clothing imports have recovered in full 2016, with sharp differences amid product categories. Unit prices have similarly moved very differently, depending on HS 4-digit categories. Over the last five years, unit values have risen in euro terms whereas sharply falling in dollar terms, as reflected by our report. Statistical tables are published with volume, value and unit value changes in euro and US$ terms, covering 61 and 62 HS chapters (knit and woven clothing). The full table is also available for download with historical data from third quarter 2011.
22 February 2017 - EU's clothing imports have continued significantly rising in the fourth quarter from the relatively low level of 2015. Bangladeshi shipments have further surged whereas China was losing ground whatever the sharp fall of its unit prices. Cambodia, Pakistan and Myanmar have continued emerging, as reflected by our comprehensive review covering the 4th quarter and full 2006 per origin. A large number of statistical tables are released, with volume, value and unit value changes in both euro and US$ terms. The full-year and quarterly tables are also available for download from 2011-2016.
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