19 December 2016 - EU clothing imports have again slowed down in October, with China however gaining market shares thanks to a shift by European buyers to lower-priced products. Imports from Bangladesh have surprisingly dropped in value terms. 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.
25 November 2016 - Unit prices have sharply fallen on the EU's clothing import market in the third quarter of 2016, with Chinese prices more dramatically sliding than averaged unit values of other origins. As usual, the market trends are rather different depending on product categories and supplying countries. 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.
22 November 2016 - EU's clothing imports have risen in most product categories in third quarter, if considering volume terms, whereas falling in value terms. The decline of unit prices has been rather different depending on product 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.
21 November 2016 - Germany's clothing imports have further dropped in the third quarter in volume terms, by contrast with a new surge of shipments to the U.K. In dollar terms however, both markets have retreated back to lower levels with unit prices of shipments to the U.K. dramatically declining. Our 5-year data from third 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.
17 November 2016 - China has lost shares of the EU's clothing import market in the third quarter, although its shipments have still slightly risen. Bangladesh and Cambodia have continued surging, whereas Turkey was losing ground, along with Vietnam. These latest trends are reflected by our comprehensive review of 3rd quarter and January-September data per origin, from 2011-16. A large number of statistical tables are released, with volume, value and unit value changes in both euro and US$ terms. The full tables are also available for download.
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