Clothing Market

E.U. Clothing Imports: Latest and Long-Term Trends (Monthly Report)

24 September 2018 - European clothing imports from China have sharply dropped in July for the fourth consecutive month, whereas shipments from Bangladesh were experiencing a double-digit growth, also for the fourth consecutive month. As a result, Bangladesh has become the new leader on EU's clothing import market to the detriment of China, only ranking second in volume terms. Our report covers monthly EU clothing import data, with historical trends being analyzed, and a specific focus on China vs Rest of World (RoW) and Bangladesh, and on knit vs woven clothing. Data are supplied in euro and in US dollars with historical data available for download, back to January 2000. Full Report...   Sample Report...   Table Of Content...

Minimum Wages in Apparel Manufacturing Countries: Bangladesh vs other origins (Statistical Report)

21 September 2018 - Bangladesh has officially announced a 51% rise of its minimum wage at apparel plants, effective from December 1st. This sudden surge in its labor costs should however be rapidly digested by domestic exporters, thanks to higher productivity levels. In addition, minimum wages had not been raised for five years in Bangladesh, whereas being significantly increased in rival countries. Currency variations are also limiting the impact of higher wages in local currency terms. Our report displays minimum wages in low-cost apparel manufacturing countries in Asia, from January 2015 to last quarter 2018, in local currency and US$ terms. A 3-year comparison is available in local currency terms, fixed US$ terms, and current US$ terms. Full Report...   Sample Report...   Table Of Content...

EU Clothing Imports in 2nd Quarter and 1st Half 2018 Markets (Quarterly Report)

18 September 2018 - EU's clothing imports have moved into very different ways in the second quarter and the first half this year, depending on markets. When unit values of clothing imports have surged, like in Spain or the UK, shipments in volume terms have dropped. In France by contrast, lower unit prices have resulted in significantly larger shipments from a year earlier. Our 5-year data from second quarter 2013 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. Full Report...   Sample Report...   Table Of Content...

China Textile & Clothing Production Costs (Country Report)

17 September 2018 - Production prices in China have more significantly risen at textile and clothing plants in August, due to a sharp increase of fuel and chemical fiber prices. Overall production costs have however further decelerated in China's manufacturing sector, reflecting a slowing down economic growth. Our statistical report offers a comprehensive view of production costs and consumer prices in China, including in textile and clothing sectors. Labor costs in major provinces are also being followed. Full Report...   Sample Report...   Table Of Content...

U.S. Apparel Imports in 1st Half 2018: China vs. India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mexico and Honduras

14 September 2018 - US apparel imports have stagnated in the first half overall with this average result hiding sharp differences depending on product categories and origins. Suppliers are obviously finding it difficult to further lower their prices with US demand slowing down in volume terms, as a consequence. If China's share is receding, results are very contrasted amid categories whereas other countries like Indonesia are retreating on most segments. Our series of statistical tables offer a comprehensive comparison of volume, value and unit value changes per origin and product category in 1st half 2018. The report also includes a detailed comparison of Chinese price trends vs other origins, through a series of indexes. Unit value changes in percentage terms and market shares per category and per origin are also released. Our full table is available for download. Full Report...   Sample Report...   Table Of Content...

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