Retail Sourcing – Facts & Insight.
CBX Software’s Retail Sourcing Report provides research and analysis aimed at informing global sourcing and buying decisions for retailers, brands and other sourcing professionals.
Each quarterly issue includes a snapshot of key information impacting global sourcing, such as economic conditions in sourcing countries, container shipping prices, currency exchange rates and commodity costs. It also covers hot topics ourselves and include insight from analysts and other experts.
Purchasing Manager’s Index.
To help understand industry and economic conditions in a country, the PMI Index tracks variables such as output, new orders, stock levels, employment and prices across private companies in the manufacturing, construction, retail and service sectors.
Mayor Economic Indicators.
This section looks at major economic indicators from key “low-cost” sourcing destinations, also pulling out highlights and sourcing trends in these countries.
Global Competitiveness Index.
The Global Competitiveness Index is a ranking of countries based on their competitiveness across different measures such as government regulations, labor market efficiency, education, infrastructure and other measures important to doing business in a country. In this section you will find a selection of emerging economies which are important sourcing locations.
China Wage Trend Snapshot and Global Low Cost Sourcing Country Wage Snapshot.
A detailed report on the snapshot of minimum wages in selected Asian sourcing locations, with the addition of Egypt and Ethiopia. Wages vary by region or province and indicate either an estimated or actual/official rate. In cases with a distinct variance, we provide an average. With greater visibility into social conditions in low cost countries, currency fluctuations, increasing unrest and union pressure, wages in traditional low cost sourcing countries are on the rise across the board.
Container Freight Rates for Major Routes.
Charts provided by Xeneta, the leading global platform in comparative assessment and ocean freight market intelligence. The data in the platform are submitted by global carriers and world freight companies, from SME to large corporations in a variety of sectors. All rates are informed in USD for one 20ft container (TEU). They report historic and future rates for representatives in Asia-Europe-Asia and USA routes.
Currency Exchange Rates
It presents exchange rates and indicators for major currencies commonly factored into global sourcing costing estimations
Global Commodity Rates
You will find essential commodity rates on a world scale.
Next you will find additional sections with the analysis and sharp insights from leading companies and industry players.
News on Quality.
Special Focus Topics.
We hope you find value in this series of quarterly reports on Retail Sourcing from CBX Software!
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