Japan's apparel retail sales have declined by 23.5 per cent year-on-year in September. After a slight recovery in August, EU’s apparel retail sales moved down in September, down 12.6 per cent compared with that in same period of last year.
According to Eurostat retail data, EU retail sales fell 1.7 month-on-month but up 2.1% year-on-year in September. Among them, the retail sales of textile, clothing and footwear decreased by 6.3% month-on-month and 12.6% year-on-year.
According to the statistics of Japan's trade ministry, Japan's commodity retail sales fell by 0.1 per cent month-on-month in September, 8.7 per cent lower than that in same period of last year. Among them, the retail sales of textile and apparel decreased by 2.4 per cent month-on-month and 23.5 per cent year-on-year.