24 May 2013 -For most emerging countries, inflation rates decreased further in April. This will allow policymakers to continue with rate cuts and implement stimulus measures to support economic recovery. Our monthly report offers a comparison of inflation rates in low-cost countries, with historical data available back to June 2007, as well as a comparison of currencies, and the evolution of food prices.
23 May 2013 - US apparel imports from Sub-Saharan Africa significantly fell in last years, whatever duty-free access and generous rules of origin offered to least developed countries in the region. Our report delivers a comprehensive statistical analysis of US apparel imports for all major sub-saharan countries for the past 7 years compared with total US imports and shipments from CAFTA-DR. Multiple year data from 2005-2012 are available for download.
22 May 2013 - EU's clothing imports surged from China in March in volume terms, after unit prices of Chinese shipments more declined than in February, according to just released official data from Eurostat which we below analyse. Our report covers monthly EU clothing import data, with historical trends being analyzed over last 10 years, and a specific focus on China vs Rest of World (RoW) and on knit vs woven clothing.
21 May 2013 - Production prices are more strongly declining in China, clearly indicating that economic activity is slowing down. Clothing prices continue rising, but domestic demand looks now decelerating. Our monthly report offers a statistical view of production costs and consumer prices in China, including in textile and clothing industries. Labor costs in major provinces are also being tracked.
17 May 2013 - China regained ground on US apparel market in first quarter, if compared with other nations, thanks to a significant fall of its man-made fiber apparel prices, as reflected by our statistical tables. Our quarterly review compares US apparel imports from China and from Rest of World (RoW) for each category of products, in volume, value and unit value terms. Historical data with percentage change and market shares are available for download since 2009.
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