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Global apparel trade and trade policy: the world's leading clothing exporters and key markets, March 2018

Global apparel trade and trade policy: the world's leading clothing exporters and key markets, 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.


  • SUMMARY
  • INTRODUCTION
    • WORLD TRADE
    • TOP TEN EXPORTERS
      • Table The world's leading exporters of clothing, 2005-16
  • CHINA
    • EXPORT MARKETS
      • Table China: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-16
  • EU
    • EXPORT MARKETS OUTSIDE THE EU
      • Table EU28: clothing exports by leading destinationa, 2005-16
    • INDIVIDUAL EU EXPORTING COUNTRIES
      • Italy
        • Table Italy: clothing exports by leading destinationa, 2005-16
      • Germany
        • Table Germany: clothing exports by leading destinationa, 2005-16
      • Spain
        • Table Spain: clothing exports by leading destinationa, 2005-16
  • BANGLADESH
    • EXPORT MARKETS
      • Table Bangladesh: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-16
  • VIETNAM
    • EXPORT MARKETS
      • Table Vietnam: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-16
  • INDIA
    • EXPORT MARKETS
      • Table India: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-16
  • HONG KONG
    • EXPORT MARKETS
      • Table Hong Kong: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-16
  • TURKEY
    • EXPORT MARKETS
      • Table Turkey: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-16
  • INDONESIA
    • EXPORT MARKETS
      • Table Indonesia: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-16
  • CAMBODIA
    • EXPORT MARKETS
      • Table Cambodia: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-16
  • USA
    • EXPORT MARKETS
      • Table USA: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-16

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