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Indonesia Apparel Exports in 1st Half 2016 Country Report

Indonesia's apparel exports have declined in the first half this year, as higher labor costs were no more offset by currency depreciation. Shipments have also been negatively affected by a depressed US market. Our statistical series provide a comprehensive picture of Indonesia's textile and clothing exports and imports, per month and year, with an exhaustive review of US and EU imports per product category.

Indonesian apparel exports have declined in the first half this year, as the sharp rise of labor costs of the last years was no more offset by currency depreciation.

In volume terms, shipments of textiles and clothing have dropped 2.15%, the first decline after three years of growth.

In dollar terms, exports have lost 1.8% as average unit price was nearly flat.

The level in monthly data has however improved with a lower decline observed in May and even a rebound in June, according to official data which are still provisional.

The lack of growth on the US apparel market has hit Indonesian sales, mostly dependent on US buying.

US imports from Indonesia have even dropped 3.3% in volume terms in the second quarter this year, from the same period in 2015, whereas total imports were only down 0.3%.

Although its market share has therefore declined, Indonesia remains the fourth largest supplier in value terms after China, Vietnam and Bangladesh, due to the high level of its average export price.

In only five years, US apparel imports from Indonesia have lost 9% in volume terms whereas shipments were rising 8% from China, 13% from Bangladesh and even 58% from Vietnam.

Average unit price has remained unchanged in five years, whereas overall import price was down 5%.

Although Indonesian exporters are confronted with a higher cost, they also have been able to develop their sales of man-made fiber apparel to the US market.

US imports of Indonesian MMF apparel were still up 3.7% over the first half and accounted for 46% of total shipments from the Southeast Asian country against a share of only 39.9% for total MMF apparel imports.

Indonesian clothing exports have rebounded on the European market, however only rising 9.2% in volume terms in the second quarter whereas total imports were surging 10.4%.

Indonesia remains a negligible supplier of the European market, accounting for only 1.8% of total shipments in value terms.

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