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Trade and trade policy: the world's leading clothing exporters and key markets, January 2017

Trade and trade policy: the world's leading clothing exporters and key markets, January 2017

This report provides vital data and analysis of trends in exports from the world's leading clothing exporting countries. The report provides an introduction to world trade and then focuses in greater detail on the leading ten clothing exporters and their key markets. World clothing exports fell in US dollar terms in 2015, due partly to the appreciation of the US dollar against many currencies – most notably the euro. Furthermore, only four of the world's ten leading clothing exporters achieved growth. China was the largest exporter, followed by the EU, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Hong Kong, India, Turkey, Indonesia, the USA and Cambodia. In terms of destination, strong growth was seen in clothing exports to countries in Asia and the Middle East – including China, Hong Kong, South Korea and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) – as well as to the USA. Exports from most countries to the majority of EU countries, however, took a tumble. Looking to the future, a number of factors could affect growth, including: financial volatility stemming from changes in monetary policy in developed countries; the effects of the so-called Brexit vote in the UK, which has increased uncertainty regarding trading arrangements in Europe; and the election of Donald Trump as president of the USA, which is likely to affect the USA's trading arrangements, as well as potential trade agreements.


  • SUMMARY
  • INTRODUCTION
    • World trade
    • Top ten exporters
      • Table The world's leading exporters of clothing, 2005-15
  • CHINA
    • Export markets
      • Table China: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-15
  • EU
    • Export markets
      • Table EU28: clothing exports by leading destinationa, 2005-15
    • Individual EU exporting countries
    • Italy
      • Table Italy: clothing exports by leading destinationa, 2005-15
    • Germany
      • Table Germany: clothing exports by leading destinationa, 2005-15
    • Spain
      • Table Spain: clothing exports by leading destinationa, 2005-15
  • BANGLADESH
    • Export markets
      • Table Bangladesh: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-15
  • VIETNAM
    • Export markets
      • Table Vietnam: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-15
  • HONG KONG
    • Export markets
      • Table Hong Kong: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-15
  • INDIA
    • Export markets
      • Table India: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-15
  • TURKEY
    • Export markets
      • Table Turkey: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-15
  • INDONESIA
    • Export markets
      • Table Indonesia: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-15
  • USA
    • Export markets
      • Table USA: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-15
  • CAMBODIA
    • Export markets
      • Table Cambodia: clothing exports by leading destination, 2005-15

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