The reports in this bundle contain statistical data, information, analysis and insight into the textile and apparel industries in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. 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 South-East Asia can be illustrated by the following facts and figures.
- 1. Cambodia's clothing industry has expanded rapidly since the mid-1990s and has become the largest manufacturing sector in the country. Exports have risen sharply in recent years, and combined exports of textiles and clothing represent about 60% of Cambodia's total exports.
- 2. Indonesia has a huge and expanding domestic market for textiles and clothing, thanks to rising prosperity and a spread of wealth. This provides a tempting target for foreign suppliers. Looking ahead, there are ambitious plans for further expansion, and foreign investment is being strongly encouraged by the Indonesian government.
- 3. Malaysia's textile and clothing industry is forecast to continue fulfilling an important role in the country's overall economic development. Indeed, investment in the Malaysian textile and clothing industry is expected to reach US$3 bn during 2011-20 and the Malaysian government has set a target for textile and clothing exports to almost double over the period.
- 4. Thailand's textile and clothing industry encompasses a broad range of manufacturing activities and process stages, unlike the industries in many other Asian countries. It provides jobs for over 1 mn people, making it the largest employer in Thailand's manufacturing sector. Furthermore, its success in export markets has made it a significant earner of foreign exchange.
- 5. Vietnam has become the second largest source of foreign textiles and clothing in the US market and has established a strong presence in the Japanese and European markets, especially for clothing. Also, the textile and clothing industry in Vietnam is the largest manufacturing sector in the Vietnamese economy. Looking ahead, the government has established a number of ambitious targets for the country including the achievement of developed nation status by 2020.
(NB: Please note that the country profiles were published in 2013, 2012, 2012, 2010 and 2012 respectively.)
** I was advised by our managing editor that a recent "Trade and trade policy" report also features countries in this region, so I have added it to the list. So there are now 8 reports in this bundle.
You will also find reports in the bundle which present the South-East Asian textile and clothing industry in a global context. Such information includes:
- a detailed and up-to-date analysis of textile and clothing production by country;
- the fastest growing markets for textile and clothing exports from each country;
- the fastest growing exports by product category for each country;
- an analysis of developments in the South-East Asia region and government measures relating to the textile and apparel industries in the countries featured; and manufacturing cost comparisons.
- 1. Prospects for the Textile and Clothing Industry in Cambodia
- 2. Prospects for the textile and garment industry in Vietnam
- 3. Prospects for the textile and clothing industry in Malaysia
- 4. Prospects for the textile and clothing industry in Indonesia
- 5. Prospects for the textile and clothing industry in Thailand
- 6. World textile and apparel trade and production trends: South-East Asia
- 7. Costs of Spinning, Texturing, Weaving and Knitting Production in Nine Countries
- 8. Trade and trade policy: the world's leading clothing exporters and key markets, 2014