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Global Apparel Markets
Issue 22:
2nd Quarter 2013

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Talking strategy: Elgar Straub of VDMA Garment and Leather Technology discusses how investment for sustainability can help apparel manufacturers to reduce costs and improve efficiency
Global apparel markets: profiles of six leading US apparel retailers, 2nd quarter 2013 (22 pages)
Global apparel markets: product developments and innovations, 2nd quarter 2013 (8 pages)
Trade and trade policy: the world's leading clothing exporters and key markets, 2nd quarter 2013 (28 pages)
Global apparel markets: business update, 2nd quarter 2013 (29 pages)

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Trade and trade policy: the world's leading clothing exporters and key markets, 2nd quarter 2013

28 pages, published in Issue 22, 2nd Quarter 2013  


This 28-page report provides vital data and analysis highlighting the important role played by the world's key clothing export sources and their main destination markets. Globally, clothing exports reached a record high of around US$423 bn in 2012, according to the latest data. Of this total, the world's top ten exporters accounted for as much as 88%. China was the largest exporter with over 38% of the global total. The EU was the second largest exporter, followed by Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Turkey, Vietnam, India, Indonesia, the USA, Malaysia, Mexico, Cambodia, Thailand, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The EU was also the fastest growing exporter in 2013, followed by Vietnam, the USA, Cambodia, China, Turkey and Bangladesh. The outlook for 2013 looks to be slightly more positive than it was for 2012, with global merchandise trade expected to grow faster than the 2% rise posted in 2012.

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