Textile & Clothing Trade Environment

Minimum Wages in Apparel Manufacturing Countries: January Update (Statistical Report)

8 February 2019 - Minimum wages have continued rising in Cambodia and Vietnam as of January 1st, however at a lower pace than in the previous years. By contrast, minimum wages have been sharply increased in Indonesia for political reasons. Minimum wages had previously surged in Myanmar and in Bangladesh with these countries however keeping their competitive advantage. Our report displays minimum wages in low-cost apparel manufacturing countries in Asia, from January 2015 to January 2019, in local currency and US$ terms. A 4-year comparison is available in local currency terms, 2015 US$ terms, and 2019 US$ terms. Full Report...    Sample Report...    Table Of Content...

US-China Trade War: Impact of Additional U.S. Textile Tariffs (Statistical Report)

25 September 2018 - The US administration has just imposed 10% additional tariffs on a large number of textile products from China. Although 26 tariff lines have been excluded from the list, additional tariffs could have a significant impact on production costs for industries using these textile fibers, yarns and fabrics, especially after January 1st, when tariffs will be possibly raised to 25%. By contrast, US sanctions will have a negligible impact on China's textile exports, EmergingTextiles.com has found. Our statistical report offers a detailed view of US textile imports from China per HS chapter from HS 50 to 60, with China's share of US imports and US share of China's exports being calculated. Comprehensive data are available for download. Full 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...

Minimum Wages in Apparel Manufacturing Countries: Asia vs. Euromed (Statistical Report)

9 February 2018 - The minimum wage has been further raised in a series of low-cost Asian nations as of January 1st, before being soon sharply increased in Myanmar and Bangladesh. By contrast, Euromed countries are benefiting from a weaker increase in their minimum wage, in addition to their proximity with the European market, meaning that North African and Balkan nations may now attract more demand from EU clothing chains. Our report displays minimum wages in Asian and Euromed apparel manufacturing countries, with annual increases as of January 1st 2018 in local currency and US$ terms, compared with 2015, 2016 and 2017. A comparison chart is also available. Full Report...    Sample Report...    Table Of Content...

Minimum Wages in Apparel Manufacturing Countries (Statistical Report)

1 December 2017 - Minimum wages will be raised in most low-income Asian countries as of January, as detailed in our below report, except in Myanmar where the new level of minimum wages is still being discussed and in Bangladesh where apparel exporters have themselves suggested to increase the minimum wage in order to avoid strikes and social unrest. Our report displays minimum wages in Asian and Latin American apparel manufacturing countries, with annual increases as of Janaury 1st 2018 in local currency and US$ terms, compared with 2015, 2016 and 2017. A comparison chart is also available. Full Report...    Sample Report...    Table Of Content...

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