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Minimum Wages in Apparel Manufacturing Countries: Bangladesh vs other origins (Statistical Report)

2018-09-21 20:22:09| EmergingTextiles.com

Bangladesh has officially announced a 51% rise of its minimum wage at apparel plants, effective from December 1st. This sudden surge in its labor costs should however be rapidly digested by domestic exporters, thanks to higher productivity levels. In addition, minimum wages had not been raised for five years in Bangladesh, whereas being significantly increased in rival countries. Currency variations are also limiting the impact of higher wages in local currency terms. Our report displays minimum wages in low-cost apparel manufacturing countries in Asia, from January 2015 to last quarter 2018, in local currency and US$ terms. A 3-year comparison is available in local currency terms, fixed US$ terms, and current US$ terms.

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Apparel categories bundle: Global market reviews of Denim and Jeanswear, Lingerie, Corporatewear and Athleisurewear.

2018-09-19 17:46:00| Apparel & textile industry market research - from just-style.com

This bundle of four reports provides an in-depth look into four key apparel categories; Denim and Jeanswear, Lingerie, Corporatewear and Athleisurewear.

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Calls for tariffs on finished Chinese apparel

2018-09-19 16:23:00| Daily apparel & textile news and comment - from just-style.com

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has welcomed President Donald Trump's latest move to proceed with a 10% tariff on an additional US$200bn worth of goods from China and renewed its request for added duties on Chinese textile and apparel end items.

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U.S. Apparel Imports in 1st Half 2018: China vs. India, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mexico and Honduras

2018-09-18 20:22:02| EmergingTextiles.com

US apparel imports have stagnated in the first half overall with this average result hiding sharp differences depending on product categories and origins. Suppliers are obviously finding it difficult to further lower their prices with US demand slowing down in volume terms, as a consequence. If China's share is receding, results are very contrasted amid categories whereas other countries like Indonesia are retreating on most segments. Our series of statistical tables offer a comprehensive comparison of volume, value and unit value changes per origin and product category in 1st half 2018. The report also includes a detailed comparison of Chinese price trends vs other origins, through a series of indexes. Unit value changes in percentage terms and market shares per category and per origin are also released. Our full table is available for download.

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Adidas leads major apparel brands in top sustainability performers list

2018-09-18 13:44:00| Daily apparel & textile news and comment - from just-style.com

German sportswear company Adidas has been named leader in its industry in this year's Dow Jones Sustainability Index, fighting off competition from major household names including Nike, Asics and Gildan who were also named among the best-in-class sustainability performers globally.

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