Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

30th October 2018

WWF starts four-country “textile greening” project in Vietnam

Project contributing to water quality improvement and sustainable energy use will run in China, Bangladesh, India and Vietnam.  

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18th October 2018

EU-Vietnam trade deal passes latest European hurdle

Deal approved by EU College of Commissioners October 17 But, though approved in principle in December 2015 still needs ratifying by Council of Ministers and EU Parliament.  

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9th July 2018

New foreign clothing and textiles investment collapses in Vietnam

Foreign textile-related investment in Vietnam has fallen this year to “several” new projects from the 129 projects worth $600 mn approved in 2016.

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28th June 2018

New foreign clothing and textiles investment collapses in Vietnam

Foreign textile-related investment in Vietnam has fallen this year to “several” new projects from the 129 projects worth $600 mn approved in 2016. 2017 itself saw a 30% fall in new projects...

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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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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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7th June 2016

No other country’s going to step into China’s shoes

In the first three months of this year, we saw a massive drop in Chinese apparel exports to the US. It doesn't mean the end of China's dominance. There's a...

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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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19th June 2015

China almost hardest hit as April rich-country garment imports drop.

Rich-country apparel imports from China fell particularly fast in April, as rich country imports overall were hit by sharp declines in the EU and Japan. Overall, rich-country apparel imports in...

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6th May 2015

US apparel imports return to normal growth in first quarter

US apparel imports (measured in square metres of apparel) appeared to soar 20% in March over March 2014 after erratic movements earlier in the year. For the first three months...

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