Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

28th March 2017

Burma best-performing major 2016 supplier: Cambodia, India, Philippines and Morocco do worst

Burma showed the strongest growth among apparel suppliers to developed countries in 2016, as the total volume shipped worldwide fell for the first time in five years . Clothesource Tradetrak measures...

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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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23rd February 2015

Pakistan’s “Turkish Special Economic Zone” claim and Turkish FTA offer strain credibility

Turkey's Prime Minister boasted on February 17 he would work to finalise a Free Trade Agreement with Pakistan by June 2015 - but neither he nor his Pakistani colleague mentioned...

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23rd February 2015

Free trade, pots and kettles…

There are times advocates of free trade need to think before opening their mouths - or uploading their blogs. An apparently praiseworthy article in the Pakistani press about access to...

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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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3rd December 2014

Government corruption “worsening” in major garment exporting countries

Public perception of government and public-sector corruption has recently worsened in virtually all major garment-making countries, according to the 2014 Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index. The Index scores public perceptions in...

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26th October 2014

Major countries’ September apparel export growth slows

Among the six major garment exporting countries accounting for 73% of the global garment trade, only China saw a faster growth rate in apparel exports during September than in the...

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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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11th October 2013

Turkey’s Akin Tekstil shuts garment making division

Turkey's Akin Tekstil announced on October 3 it was closing its sewing lines in Lüleburgaz "in order to outsource the business" No explanation was given except a terse statement about "improving...

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30th August 2013

Turkish textile worker strike ends – but how many went out?

The strike of around 30,000 Turkish clothing and textile workers, started on August 15, was called off on August 26, with employers agreeing to meet most strikers' demands  over three...

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