9 October 2014 - Bangladeshi apparel exports are now stagnating, due to safety issues at clothing plants and a consecutive rise in labour costs and export prices. Our statistical tables provide a comprehensive view of latest and long-term Bangladesh's clothing export trends, also covering the latest US and EU apparel import data per product category.
3 October 2014 - The rebound of the US dollar will decisively affect sourcing choices in coming months, with the European market expected suffering from a sharp decline of the euro and the Sterling. India, Pakistan and Indonesia are suddenly being offered a competitive boost to the detriment of other low-cost countries. Our monthly statistical report displays a comprehensive view of currency values against the US dollar but also v. the euro, the British pound, the Indian and Pak rupees, and the Chinese renminbi.
18 September 2014 - Exporting and importing countries are more or less dependent on a small -or large- number of destinations and origins. They are also more or less far away from customers and suppliers. We have extracted concentration indexes and distances from the statistical database of the International Trade Commission (ITC) in order to rank the first hundred apparel exporting and importing countries in both knit and woven categories, offering a comprehensive view of the global clothing market.
2 September 2014 - Cotton prices began sliding in India and Pakistan whereas polyester prices did not really change, announcing a possible shift in fiber use in the next months. Our weekly report covers the China yarn domestic and import market indicators, as well as local market prices in Zhejiang. Prices of a large number of counts are released for spun cotton, polyester, viscose and blends. Historical data are available for download.
9 September 2014 - Cotton yarn prices stayed unchanged in China, due to a long weekend and lower market activity. Our weekly report covers the China yarn domestic and import market indicators, as well as local market prices in Zhejiang. Prices of a large number of counts are released for spun cotton, polyester, viscose and blends. Historical data are available for download.