Trade andTrade Policy: Clothing Imports, Consumer Expenditure and Trends in Five Emerging Markets: Egypt, India, Mexico, Qatar and Vietnam, 2016
This report provides vital data and analysis of trends in national, regional and world clothing imports and consumer expenditure on clothing and footwear. The report focuses in particular on clothing imports, consumer expenditure and trends in five key emerging markets, namely Egypt, India, Mexico, Qatar and Vietnam. World clothing imports reached a record high in 2014, according to the latest global data. There was strong growth in imports into several markets, including China, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Slovakia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam. However, consumer expenditure on clothing and footwear in 2014 is estimated to have grown only slowly in most of the major economies, and in 2015 it is estimated to have declined in the majority of countries. Nevertheless, growth is predicted for almost all the major economies in the three years to 2019.