Volume in 100-kilo, Value in euros and US$, Change and Share

EU Clothing Imports in 2nd Quarter and 1st Half 2016: Markets Quarterly Report

The U.K. and Spain have been the two main drivers in the rebound of the EU's clothing import market in second quarter this year. Our 5-year data from second quarter 2011 reflect long-term trends of European Union clothing markets, offering a comprehensive review of the European Union imports per destination. Our statistical report provides volume, value and unit value changes released in both euro and US$ terms. The full table is available for download.

The U.K. and Spain have been the two main drivers in the rebound of EU's clothing imports which have gained 10.5% in volume terms in the second quarter this year, from the same period in 2015.

Shipments to the U.K. have surged 17.2% in volume terms in the meantime whereas Spanish imports have even gained 19.1%.

By contrast, German clothing imports from outside the European Union have only risen 4.6% whereas French imports have climbed by a negligible 1.2%.

The U.K. was more than ever the largest market in second quarter, in volume terms, accounting for 23.6% of total shipments.

Germany has remained the largest import market in value terms, with 20.6%, however not far from UK's 18.4%.

France has lost its third position after the Spanish share climbed to 12.8%.

In volume terms, imports by the U.K. have surged 40% in five years whereas shipments to Spain and its apparel chains have even gained 50% before being re-exported to other markets.

Similarly, imports by Netherlands have surged 56%, but partly due to a shift from Hamburg to Rotterdam for products shipped to Germany.

In dollar terms, shipments to the UK have only risen 1% in five years, reflecting the fall of average prices on this market, down 13.6% in the second quarter from a year earlier, and even sliding 28% in five years.

The average price of German imports has only lost 8% in five years, by contrast.

EU Clothing Import Database

More detailed data are now available for key clothing products and categories import database, with import volumes, values and unit values per origin:

E.U. Imports: Knit Clothing Categories

E.U. Imports: Woven Clothing Categories

E.U. Imports: Knit Clothing Products

E.U. Imports: Woven Clothing Products

EU Clothing Imports: MARKETS - Download Historical Data (Q2 2011-2016)

EU Clothing Imports: MARKETS - Download Historical Data (H1 2011-2016)


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