East Asia, Textile and Apparel Industries - Bundle
The reports in this bundle contain statistical data, information, analysis and insight into the textile and apparel industries in China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. The bundle also contains in-depth studies of the textile and clothing industries in these countries - each of which includes a comprehensive SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis for the industry in each country.
The significance of the textile and clothing in East Asia can be illustrated by the following facts and figures.
1. China is the world's largest producer and exporter of textiles and clothing, and its textile and clothing industry has played a significant role in the country's economic development. Most of the world's leading clothing brands have manufacturing links with China. China's advance in the manufacturing sector is set to continue. 2. Hong Kong was the world's fourth largest exporter of garments in 2013, behind China, the EU and Bangladesh, and a major exporter of textiles, although most of this trade comprised re-exports of goods originating in mainland China and other low cost Asian countries. Hong Kong will face growing competitive pressures from other Asian countries. 3. South Korea's textile and clothing industry has played a major role in the country's initial industrialisation. However, there has been a decline in the number of operations and employees in recent years due to labour shortages, rising costs and growth in competition from other Asian countries with far lower production costs. Despite these challenges, the textile industry remains an important sector in the country. 4. Taiwan's textile and clothing industry has made a dramatic recovery since the end of the global economic downturn. The industry is also benefiting from an improvement in political relations and stands to gain from the signing of trade agreements with mainland China.
(NB: Please note that the country profiles were published in 2014, 2008, 2011 and 2011 respectively.) ** Again, I was advised by our managing editor that the most relevant and up-to-date "Trade and trade policy" feature for this region is different from the one I included on the earlier list - so I have updated the list and attach the amended version.
You will also find reports in the bundle which present the East Asian textile and clothing industry in a global context. Such information includes: