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Our trade environment reports cover emerging currencies, minimum wages in emerging countries, production costs in China, and inflation rates in emerging countries.

Emerging Currencies: January 2024 (Monthly)

The US dollar rose against most emerging currencies in January, with the likelihood of a reduction in interest rates appearing distant. Our monthly statistical report presents a comprehensive overview of currency values in low-income nations relative to the US dollar, the euro, the British pound, the Indian rupee, the Pakistani rupee, and the Chinese renminbi over the past five years.
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China Textile & Clothing Production Costs (Monthly)

Textile prices continued to decline in December in China, while retail sales rebounded at apparel stores and clothing exports less significantly fell. Our comprehensive statistical report provides an in-depth analysis of China's production costs and consumer prices, with a specific emphasis on the textile and clothing sectors.
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Minimum Wages in Apparel Manufacturing Countries

Minimum wages have been increased in low-income countries as of January 1st. However, when factoring in inflation, the minimum wages have shown minimal growth over the past nine years, and in some countries, they have even declined, leading to social unrest, as seen in Bangladesh. Our report presents minimum wages in low-cost apparel manufacturing countries in Asia from 2015 to 2024, both in local currency and US$ terms. Real wages have been calculated, and

Emerging Currencies: December and Full 2023 (Monthly)

European currencies continued their ascent in December, providing apparel exporters in emerging countries with brighter prospects. Our monthly statistical report presents a comprehensive overview of currency values in low-income nations relative to the US dollar, the euro, the British pound, the Indian rupee, the Pakistani rupee, and the Chinese renminbi over the past five years.
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