25 February 2016 - Unit prices of US apparel imports have slightly fallen overall in 2015, with however significant differences depending on origins and product categories, reflecting the great divide between the world of synthetic fibers (China, Vietnam, Indonesia) and the group of cotton apparel suppliers (South Asia). Our series of statistical tables offer a comprehensive comparison of unit values per origin and product category. The report also includes a detailed comparison of Chinese price trends vs other origins, through a series of indexes. Our full table is available for download.
1 October 2015 - Confronted with surging production costs, Indonesia's textile and apparel industries are losing shares on the global market. Indonesian exporters have been unable to lower their US$ prices, by contrast with rival countries, and they are now forced laying off a large number of employees. 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.
23 June 2015 - Indonesia's apparel exports began seriously suffering from a surge in production costs over the first months of the year, with shipments slightly falling to the US market and dramatically decreasing on the European market. Our statistical series provide a comprehensive picture of Indonesia's clothing exports, per month, year and destination, with an exhaustive review of US and EU imports per product category.
8 April 2015 - Indonesia's apparel exports continued stagnating in value terms in 2014, whatever the fall of the currency in the last years. Although confronted with a relative decline on the global market, Indonesia may benefit from the shift to polyester and viscose in the current period, thanks to its strong chemical fiber industry. Our statistical series provide a comprehensive view of Indonesia's clothing exports, with an exhaustive review of US and EU imports per product category.
23 February 2015 - Export prices moved into rather different directions for a similar product in last year, depending on origins. Overall trends have hidden a large number of particular cases in specific categories, as reflected by our series of statistical tables offering a comprehensive comparison of unit values per country of origin and category of product. The report also includes a detailed comparison of product categories and origins, with overall and Chinese shipments through a series of indexes. Our full table is available for download.