Apparel sourcing in Latin America – forecasts to 2016
The second report in our apparel sourcing series
Although China still holds the lion’s share of the apparel sourcing market, higher prices due to increasing labour costs and raw material costs have been putting pressure on its market share, giving a more competitive edge to other regions. Although low-cost Asian countries such as Bangladesh and Vietnam have benefited most, as explored in just-style’s sister report published earlier this year – Apparel sourcing in Asia – forecasts to 2016 – Central America and the Caribbean Basin have also seen a concurrent increase in exports.
This latest title in our new regional apparel sourcing reports reviews Latin America and analyses apparel sourcing countries including: Mexico, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Brazil.
The report provides historic and forecasted volumes of United States imports by garment type from each sourcing country. It also reviews each country's production capacity, competition, market structure, key products and trends.
The report also provides an overview of all relevant legislation and trade agreements which affect the region.
With current and future trends analysed and predicted, this latest sourcing report from just-style provides a complete overview of this key sourcing region and will update you on the most important issues influencing apparel sourcing in every major South American country.
Table of contents
Key trends in Latin America
Chapter 2 Mexico and Caribbean
Effects of January 2010 earthquake
Free Trade Agreements
Chapter 3 Central America
Dynamic Growth in Apparel Exports
Chapter 4 South America
Growth and diversification
Free Trade Agreements
Chapter 5 Legislation
Trade Act 2002
Andean Trade Preference Act
US-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement
US-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement
EU Free Trade Agreement
EU-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement
EU-Central America Association Agreement
EU-Colombia-Peru Trade Agreement
Chapter 6 Future trends
The changing dynamics of the Latin American market
Challenges and obstacles to apparel sourcing
Appendix: just-style's forecasts of US, EU and Japan apparel imports from Latin America
List of tables
Table 1: OTEXA apparel categorization codes
Table 2: US apparel imports by sourcing country, 2006-2016 (m units)
Table 3: Monthly minimum wage in Central America, Q1 2011 (US$)
Table 4: US apparel imports from Mexico and Caribbean by country, 2006-2016 (m units)
Table 5: US apparel imports from Central America by country, 2006-2016 (m units)
Table 6: Summary of Honduras trade agreements
Table 7: Compared unit value of apparel exported by Latin American countries, (US$)
Table 8: US apparel imports from South America by country, 2006-2016 (m units)
Table 9: Summary of Peru trade agreements
Table 10: US apparel imports by sourcing country and garment type, 2006-2016 ('000 units)
Table 11: EU apparel imports by sourcing country, 2006-2016 (100kg units)
Table 12: Japan apparel imports by sourcing country, 2009-2016 (tonnes)
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