24 April 2017 - Inflation rates have stayed rather unchanged and under control in March, except for a few countries like Turkey, Egypt or even Sri Lanka. Our monthly report offers a comparison of inflation rates in low-cost countries, with historical data available back to June 2007. Impact of currency changes vs the US dollar, the euro and the Sterling is also calculated to assess real terms of trade for exporters.
21 April 2017 - Cambodia's apparel exports have continued slowing down in the full year 2016, with sales to the US and the UK markets even plunging. Exports to Japan and France have however again surged. Our statistical tables offer a comprehensive view of Cambodia's apparel exports over the last 10 years overall, and over the last 5 years per destination. EU and US import data per category of products are also available, with percentage changes being calculated in volume and value terms. Unit prices are available for a large number of product categories. All data can be downloaded.
18 April 2017 - EU clothing imports have experienced a sharp decline in February from the same month last year, which could announce the end of the market recovery. Chinese and Bangladeshi shipments have plunged over a stabilization of unit prices which are no more declining. 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.
14 April 2017 - Textile production prices have continued more clearly rising at Chinese factory gates in March, according to official data, whereas overall producer prices were less sharply increasing, however. Wages of migrant workers have continued significantly rising in 2016. Apparel exports have plunged in February. This 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.
11 April 2017 - US buyers have continued diversifying their sources in 2016, amid a partial retreat out of China, and a continuous shift from cotton to man-made fiber categories. Central America is back for specific products whereas Vietnam has been less impressive. This is clearly reflected by our series of tables offering a detailed view of US imports per origin in the last full year, for major cotton and man-made fiber categories. Full data are extracted from our database covering a 5-year period, and available to premium subscribers.
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