Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

1st July 2018

Brands push Nicaraguan President to “respect rule of law”

Major clothing and textile brands demand from Nicaragua's President an end to State "repression"

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7th February 2017

US 2016 apparel imports fall in spite of year-end spurt. Price falls accelerated

US apparel imports (in square metres) grew 3.4% in December 2016 over December 2015, though falls in the previous six months a 2016 annual fall of 1.1%. Average prices per square metre...

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12th February 2016

Are apparel prices really rising?

Just about every apparel industry commentator on the planet is constantly going on about rising cost prices. But do any of them look at what buyers are paying? In the year to...

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5th November 2015

US September imports continue growth trend

US apparel imports in September, measured in square metres of apparel, grew 4.8%, bringing growth in the moving annual total (MAT)  to September to 6.1%. As in most Septembers, China's...

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28th July 2015

Chinese apparel exports hit hard as Eurozone and Japanese apparel imports tumble

The US dollar value of Chinese apparel exports continued to fall in June. But, with exports to the UK and US remaining healthy, the fall seems mostly the result of...

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21st January 2015

Rich country imports from Bangladesh continue slide in November as Vietnam looks 2014’s big success story

Rich country garment imports from Bangladesh fell year on year in November for the third time in four months, as Bangladesh's sales to the EU continued to fall - though...

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20th October 2014

August trade slowdown creates first Bangladesh import fall since 2012

With slowing growth in the volume of garments the rich world imported in August, imports from Bangladesh showed the first year on year fall since before the Rana Plaza collapse....

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15th January 2014

Political disputes underpin most current developing world violence

Disturbingly similar, deep rooted, tensions - seldom directly linked to garment industry issues - are at the root of most violence recently disturbing Bangladesh, Cambodia, Haiti, Thailand, Egypt, and Malaysia....

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14th January 2014

Political disputes underpin most current developing world violence

Disturbingly similar, deep rooted, tensions - seldom directly linked to garment industry issues - are at the root of most violence recently disturbing Bangladesh, Cambodia, Haiti, Thailand, Egypt, and Malaysia....

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5th December 2013

US October garment imports up 4.8% on 2012: prices nudge up.

America's rate of year on year garment import growth in October was 4.8%, after 2.1 % in September and 5.4% growth in the nine months to September. As in September,...

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15th October 2013

Karim’s emerges as Cone Denim buyer

Honduras-based Grupo Karim's emerged on October 7 as the Central American buyer of ITG's closed Cone Denim in Nicaragua. The plant will be renamed Pride Denim Mills, with a capacity...

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2nd October 2013

ITC and partner try selling Vietnam denim mill, as rumours of Nicaraguan sale resurface

ITG and its local partner Phong Phu have reportedly both sought buyers for their stakes in the Danang cotton mill, closed since early 2012. The story emerged as more rumours...

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