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Trade Environment Reports

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

Inflation in Emerging Countries (Monthly)

Inflation rates surged in a series of emerging countries in September, posing a potential threat to their competitive advantage in European markets. Our monthly report compares inflation rates in low-cost countries, utilizing historical data dating back to June 2007. Furthermore, we assess the impact of currency fluctuations against the US dollar, the euro, and the British pound to gauge the real terms of trade for exporters. Read more...

China Textile & Clothing Production Costs (Monthly)

China's gradual recovery has been confirmed by the data for September, and optimism is now prevailing over deflation threats. Our comprehensive statistical report offers a detailed analysis of China's production costs and consumer prices, with a specific focus on the textile and clothing sectors. We closely track labor costs in major provinces to provide a comprehensive overview of the economic landscape. Read more...

Emerging Currencies: September 2023 (Monthly)

The US dollar rose against most currencies in September, reflecting prospects of higher US interest rates for a longer period than expected. However, the Pakistani Rupee sharply rebounded. Our monthly statistical report displays a comprehensive view of currency values in low-income countries against the US dollar, the euro, the British pound, the Indian Rupee, the Pakistani Rupee, and the Chinese Renminbi over the last five years. Read more...

Inflation in Emerging Countries (Monthly)

Inflation has remained stubbornly high in a few emerging countries in August, negatively affecting their competitive advantage. Our monthly report compares inflation rates in low-cost countries using historical data dating back to June 2007. Furthermore, we evaluate the effects of currency fluctuations against the US dollar, the euro, and the British pound to gauge the actual terms of trade for exporters. Read more...