1 February 2013 - US apparel imports from Honduras saw a shrinkage in volume and dollar terms in past year. This is mostly explained by the lower US apparel market, and intense competition with the emerging Asian countries such as Bangladesh and Vietnam. Our statistical tables provide a detailed view of Honduras apparel export data, with US imports per category in January-November and a comparison with other CAFTA countries.
7 December 2012 - Unit prices began sliding for all origins and a large number of cotton apparel categories in third quarter this year, with Indian prices most falling, however from higher price levels. This radical change in unit price trends is reflected by our series of statistical tables offering a comprehensive comparison of unit values per origin and category, with world average and China comparisons.
12 October 2012 - Chinese prices began sliding in a few apparel categories in first half, by contrast with a general rise in unit prices of other origins, as reflected by our series of statistical tables offering a comprehensive view of unit price changes and a comparison with world average and China for every apparel category of each major supplying country.
7 June 2012 - Unit prices of US apparel imports more moderately rose from China in first quarter than from most other major origins, as reflected by our series of statistical tables offering a comprehensive view of unit price changes and a comparison with world average and China for every apparel category of each major supplying country.
22 May 2012 -For the first time since the opening of quotas, China has lost market share in 2011 against Central America in US apparel imports. While China has seen a drop due to higher raw material and labor costs, CAFTA-DR seems a competitive option for US buyers because of its duty-free access and its ability to offer higher speed-to-market for US retailers. Our report offers a comprehensive statistical analysis per category of US apparel imports from CAFTA-DR compared with total US imports and shipments from China. Multiple year data from 2008-2011 are available for download.
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