3 September 2015 - EU sourcing policies are very rapidly changing, as reflected by latest official data. The European demand is rapidly shifting from China to Bangladesh which could soon become a leading supplier in volume terms. Average unit prices have experienced sharply different variations in the second quarter of 2015, depending on 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.
28 August 2015 - EU clothing imports continued declining in volume terms in June, while unit prices further soared in euro terms, due to the sharp drop of the European currency in the first months of the year. 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.
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.
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