Global apparel trade and trade policy: the world's leading clothing exporters and key markets, January 2019

Global apparel trade and trade policy: the world's leading clothing exporters and key markets, January 2019

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 increased in US dollar terms to their second highest level on record in 2017—the latest year for which comprehensive data are available. Eight of the world's leading clothing exporters achieved growth, including Cambodia, the EU, Indonesia and Vietnam. China remained the largest exporter, followed by the EU, Bangladesh, Vietnam, India, Turkey, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Cambodia and the USA. In terms of destination, strong growth was seen in clothing exports to a number of countries, including China, Norway, Russia, South Korea and Switzerland. Looking ahead, world clothing exports look set to rise during 2019. However, the rise is expected to be slower than the increases achieved in 2017 and 2018—reflecting a slowdown in growth in consumer expenditure on clothing and footwear. Growth is expected to pick up again between 2019 and 2023. But this could be affected by a number of factors, including a rise in trade restrictions, increases in interest rates, and a tightening of monetary policy in developed economies.


  • SUMMARY
  • INTRODUCTION
    • WORLD TRADE
    • TOP TEN EXPORTERS
      • Table The world's leading exporters of clothing, 2005-17
  • CHINA
    • EXPORT MARKETS
      • Table China: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-17
  • EU
    • EXPORT MARKETS OUTSIDE THE EU
      • Table EU28: clothing exportsa by leading destination, 2005-17
    • INDIVIDUAL EU EXPORTING COUNTRIES
      • Italy
        • Table Italy: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-17
      • Germany
        • Table Germany: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-17
      • Spain
        • Table Spain: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-17
  • BANGLADESH
    • EXPORT MARKETS
      • Table Bangladesh: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-17
  • VIETNAM
    • EXPORT MARKETS
      • Table Vietnam: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-17
  • INDIA
    • EXPORT MARKETS
      • Table India: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-17
  • TURKEY
    • EXPORT MARKETS
      • Table Turkey: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-17
  • HONG KONG
    • EXPORT MARKETS
      • Table Hong Kong: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-17
  • INDONESIA
    • EXPORT MARKETS
      • Table Indonesia: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-17
  • CAMBODIA
    • EXPORT MARKETS
      • Table Cambodia: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-17
  • USA
    • EXPORT MARKETS
      • Table USA: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-17

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