Trade Environment

This section covers the economic factors affecting the global textile and clothing markets, including the currency market, minimum wages, inflation rates, and China's production costs.

Inflation in Emerging Countries (Monthly)

Inflation slowed down significantly in the past few months in Pakistan while staying elevated in Bangladesh. Our monthly report compares inflation rates in low-cost countries, utilizing historical data dating back to 2010. 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.

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China Textile & Clothing Production Costs (Monthly)

Deflation continued to threaten China in April, as evidenced by a series of economic data, including further declines in apparel exports and retail sales. 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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Emerging Currencies: April 2024 (Monthly)

With US interest rates remaining higher for longer, the dollar continued to strengthen in April, causing most other currencies to either fall or remain stable. 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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Our quarterly report displays a comprehensive comparison of minimum wages in emerging countries. Data are available in local currency terms and in US$, with a long-term comparison covering the past 5 years.

Our monthly report offers a statistical view of production and consumer prices in China, including in the textile and clothing sectors. Purchasing prices are also displayed, covering energy costs, textile materials, and fiber prices. Apparel retail sales are also reported.

Our quarterly report displays a comprehensive comparison of minimum wages in emerging countries. Data are available in local currency terms and in US$, with a long-term comparison covering the past 5 years.

Our monthly statistical report displays a comprehensive view of a large number of emerging currencies currencies against the USD, EUR, GBP, INR, PKR, and CNY.