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Global apparel trade and trade policy: the world's leading clothing exporters and key markets, March 2018
published in Issue 38, March 2018
This report contains vital data and analysis of trends in exports from the world's leading clothing exporting countries. In particular, it provides a review of world trade, and focuses in detail on the leading ten clothing exporters and their key markets. World clothing exports fell in US dollar terms in 2016—the latest year for which comprehensive data are available—due partly to the appreciation of the US dollar against many currencies. Only four of the world's ten leading clothing exporters achieved growth. China was the largest exporter, followed by the EU, Bangladesh, Vietnam, India, Hong Kong, Turkey, Indonesia, Cambodia and the USA. In terms of destination, strong growth was seen in clothing exports to markets in Asia—including Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan—and to some countries in the EU. World clothing exports are estimated to have picked up noticeably in 2017, and look set to remain buoyant in 2018. Furthermore, consumer expenditure is expected to rise between 2018 and 2022. However, a number of factors could affect growth, including: a rise in global political tensions; a rising economic toll from natural disasters; and a rise in the proportion of trade affected by trade restrictive measures.
Global Apparel Markets provides intelligence, analysis and insight on the global apparel and fashion industries.
What's in it? Each issue contains data and expert analysis on key industry topics, including: artificial intelligence (AI); augmented reality (AR); consumer expenditure; corporate social responsibility (CSR); cotton; denim; environmental sustainability; fibres; imports and exports; key geographical markets; labour law; product innovations; regulation; retail; sourcing; strategy; supply chains; and trade and trade policy.
A single issue of Global Apparel Markets includes:
practical and strategic advice from an industry expert a report on a key geographical market a round-up of the latest product innovations a feature on trade and trade policy comprehensive coverage of the latest business news
An annual subscription to Global Apparel Markets is a cost-effective way to keep informed about trends and developments in the global apparel and fashion industries. Subscriptions are available in printed and/or digital formats. Printed and digital subscribers receive each issue in printed format in addition to a digital PDF file, which is available immediately on publication. Subscribers also receive a complementary digital subscription to Global Apparel Update, delivered directly by email once a month. This free supplement contains essential information on business news and the latest product developments.
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