11 June 2015 - Vietnam's apparel exports have slowed down over the first months of 2015 according to official data, although US and EU clothing imports were further soaring from the low-cost country. Vietnam keeps a very strong advantage with its man-made fiber apparel, being able to now compete with China on this specific but surging segment of the global clothing market. Our statistical report includes Vietnam's latest clothing export statistics per month and destination. The report also offers comprehensive data for US imports per quota category and EU imports per HS 4-digit categories over the 2009-2014 period. Average unit prices are calculated with 4-year quarterly trends available.
9 June 2015 - Cotton use is expected further surging in emerging spinning countries like Vietnam, Bangladesh or Indonesia. Their share of global cotton consumption will however remain at a small level, as India's capacities will continue rising and China's cotton yarn production could also increase. Based on latest data supplied by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), our statistical report offers a comprehensive view of global cotton use in the ten years to next cotton season 2015-16 (August-July), with detailed data for each spinning country, including China, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Indonesia. All data are available for download.
5 March 2015 - Apparel exports have further surged from Vietnam in 2014 and they are expected to continue soaring in the coming years, after two free trade agreements will have been signed and implemented with the United States and the European Union, respectively. Our statistical report includes Vietnam's latest clothing export statistics and comprehensive data for US imports per quota category and EU imports per HS 4-digit categories over the 2009-2014 period.
23 February 2015 - Export prices moved into rather different directions for a similar product in last year, depending on origins. Overall trends have hidden a large number of particular cases in specific categories, as reflected by our series of statistical tables offering a comprehensive comparison of unit values per country of origin and category of product. The report also includes a detailed comparison of product categories and origins, with overall and Chinese shipments through a series of indexes. Our full table is available for download.
27 January 2015 - The ongoing TPP negotiations are expected to offer Vietnam's apparel exports a duty-free access to the US market. Depending on rules of origin which will be eventually decided, impact will be different for the global clothing market and for textile exporters in Asia, as reflected by a just released study by Standard Chartered Research. The fate of Bangladesh apparel industry is also depending on these negotiations, as Vietnam has become its strongest and direct rival on the global market. Standard Chartered has released its statistical forecast for the coming 10 years, with two scenarios, depending on the more or less flexible rules of origins.
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