19 March 2015 - EU's clothing imports have sharply declined in volume terms in January, with shipments from China even in free fall. The recent drop of the euro may be expected further depressing the market this 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.
16 March 2015 - EU clothing imports did not experience a significant change in the level of their unit values in full last year. Unit prices declined for a series of origins in 2014, while rising for other countries. As usual, average prices may actually hide 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.
4 March 2015 - The U.K. last year became the largest clothing importer of the European Union, if considering volume data and shipments from countries outside the EU. Germany remains the leading market in value terms, nevertheless. 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.
24 February 2015 - Clothing imports into the European Union moved to different directions in full 2014, depending on product categories. Unit prices have stopped falling, as a sign that market trends were already deteriorating in last year, 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.
20 February 2015 - With China retreating, EU clothing imports surged in 2014 from a series of low-cost countries in Asia, including India, Vietnam, Cambodia, or Pakistan, while Bangladesh got mixed results. Latest trends are reflected by our comprehensive review of 2010-2014 data per origin. 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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