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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Clothing retail sales mixed in spite of improving economic conditions

By Chris Wilcox  |  Source: US Department of Commerce, European Commission, Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, China Commerce Department

Growth in retail sales of clothing was very mixed in the major wool consuming countries over the crucial Autumn/Winter period of 2013-14. This is in spite of improving economic conditions in Europe and the US and a rather cold and drawn out winter. The economic outlook for most countries in 2014 is much better than in 2012 and 2013, which hopefully will bring better retail sales for the rest of 2014.

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