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Global apparel trade and trade policy: the EU clothing import market and its ten largest supplying countries, September 2018

Global apparel trade and trade policy: the EU clothing import market and its ten largest supplying countries, September 2018

This report provides vital data and analysis of trends in EU clothing imports from the ten largest supplying countries. Also, it provides insight and analysis of developments in the clothing sector in each of these countries and provides forecasts for the future. EU clothing imports rose to record highs in value and in volume in 2017, and increases in clothing imports were observed in 18 of the 28 EU countries in value terms and in 19 of the 28 EU countries in volume terms. Declines in average import prices, however, extended to 16 of the 28 EU countries. The EU's ten largest clothing supplying countries were Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Morocco, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Turkey and Vietnam. China was by far the EU's largest clothing supplier but the country lost market share in value and volume terms. The fastest growth in value terms was in EU clothing imports from Cambodia and Pakistan, followed by those from Morocco. EU clothing imports from Cambodia also grew at the fastest rate in terms of volume, followed by those from Pakistan and Morocco. Overall, the most expensive supplier among the leading ten in terms of average import price was Tunisia followed by Morocco. The cheapest supplier was Pakistan, followed by Bangladesh.


  • SUMMARY
  • GENERAL TRENDS IN EU CLOTHING IMPORTS
  • EU CLOTHING IMPORTS BY IMPORTING COUNTRY
    • Table EU: clothing imports from countries outside the EU by importing member state, 2016 and 2017
  • EU CLOTHING IMPORTS BY LEADING SUPPLYING COUNTRY
    • Table EU: leading ten suppliersa of clothing, 2005-17
  • EU CLOTHING IMPORTS FROM CHINA AND DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CHINESE CLOTHING SECTOR
  • EU CLOTHING IMPORTS FROM BANGLADESH AND DEVELOPMENTS IN THE BANGLADESHI CLOTHING SECTOR
  • EU CLOTHING IMPORTS FROM TURKEY AND DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TURKISH CLOTHING SECTOR
  • EU CLOTHING IMPORTS FROM INDIA AND DEVELOPMENTS IN THE INDIAN CLOTHING SECTOR
  • EU CLOTHING IMPORTS FROM CAMBODIA AND DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CAMBODIAN CLOTHING SECTOR
  • EU CLOTHING IMPORTS FROM VIETNAM AND DEVELOPMENTS IN THE VIETNAMESE CLOTHING SECTOR
  • EU CLOTHING IMPORTS FROM PAKISTAN AND DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PAKISTANI CLOTHING SECTOR
  • EU CLOTHING IMPORTS FROM MOROCCO AND DEVELOPMENTS IN THE MOROCCAN CLOTHING SECTOR
  • EU CLOTHING IMPORTS FROM TUNISIA AND DEVELOPMENTS IN THE TUNISIAN CLOTHING SECTOR
  • EU CLOTHING IMPORTS FROM SRI LANKA AND DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SRI LANKAN CLOTHING SECTOR
  • KEY EUROPEAN MARKETS: FORECASTS OF CONSUMER EXPENDITURE ON CLOTHING AND FOOTWEAR TO 2022
    • Table Europe: consumer expenditure on clothing and footwear by country, 2013-22
  • STATISTICAL APPENDIX
    • Table Trends in average exchange rates against the euro: selected countries, 2016-18
    • Table EU clothing imports: average prices of imports of knitted and woven clothing from the ten leading supplying countriesa, 2016 and 2017
    • Table EU clothing imports: average prices of imports of men's and boys' overcoats from the ten leading supplying countriesa, 2016 and 2017
    • Table EU clothing imports: average prices of imports of women's and girls' overcoats from the ten leading supplying countriesa, 2016 and 2017
    • Table EU clothing imports: average prices of imports of men's and boys' trousers from the ten leading supplying countriesa, 2016 and 2017
    • Table EU clothing imports: average prices of imports of women's and girls' trousers from the ten leading supplying countriesa, 2016 and 2017
    • Table EU clothing imports: average prices of imports of women's and girls' skirts and dresses from the ten leading supplying countriesa, 2016 and 2017
    • Table EU clothing imports: average prices of imports of men's and boys' shirts from the ten leading supplying countriesa, 2016 and 2017
    • Table EU clothing imports: average prices of imports of women's and girls' shirts from the ten leading supplying countriesa, 2016 and 2017
    • Table EU clothing imports: average prices of imports of men's and boys' underwear from the ten leading supplying countriesa, 2016 and 2017
    • Table EU clothing imports: average prices of imports of women's and girls' slips from the ten leading supplying countriesa, 2016 and 2017
    • Table EU clothing imports: average prices of imports of T-shirts and pullovers from the ten leading supplying countriesa, 2016 and 2017
    • Table EU clothing imports: average prices of imports of babies' garments from the ten leading supplying countriesa, 2016 and 2017
    • Table EU clothing imports: average prices of imports of knitted hosiery and brassieres from the ten leading supplying countriesa, 2016 and 2017
    • Table EU clothing imports: average prices of imports of men's and women's suits from the ten leading supplying countriesa, 2016 and 2017

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