Pakistan's textile industry is facing significant challenges, with textile exports falling by 15% and many mills and manufacturing units shutting down or facing closure due to lack of orders. The industry is also grappling with economic slowdown, disruptions in the global supply chain, and a decrease in cotton production. These issues have resulted in job losses and a decline in export volume, impacting not just the economy but also the livelihoods of many workers.
Japan's exports fell in July for the first time in nearly 2-1/2 years, driven by weak demand for light oil and chip-making equipment and raising concerns about a global recession as the demand in key markets such as China weakens.
Indian exporters are hedging more of their future foreign currency receipts as the rupee's decline to near record low levels allows them to lock in better exchange rates, with data showing that $3.6 billion was hedged in two sessions, a 60% increase compared to August levels.
India's foreign exchange reserves have fallen to a two-month low of $594.89 billion due to a decline of $7.27 billion, the largest weekly fall in over six months, as the rupee dropped to a 10-month low against the U.S. dollar.
South Korea's exports are likely to have fallen for the 11th consecutive month in August due to a slower Chinese economy and weakening demand in other regions.
German exports fell 0.9% in July, less than expected, due to global demand weakness and supply-chain friction.
U.S. manufactured goods orders experienced a significant 2.1% decline in July, the first drop in four months, due in part to higher interest rates impacting business equipment spending.
China's share of US goods imports has dropped to its lowest level since 2006, as American companies reorganize supply chains to reduce dependence on China and shift to countries like Mexico and Vietnam.
China's imports and exports experienced a monthly decline in August, with exports falling by 8.8% and imports falling by 7.3%, indicating ongoing challenges despite some slight improvement.
India has dropped retaliatory customs tariffs on American goods such as almonds, apples, walnuts, and lentils, just before U.S. President Joe Biden's visit to New Delhi for a bilateral meeting and the G-20 Summit.
Singapore's annual exports fell for the 11th consecutive month in August, declining by 20.1% as the trade-dependent economy struggles with global headwinds and declining demand, indicating that export stabilization is not yet within reach.
Japan's exports to China declined for the ninth consecutive month in August, dropping 11%, due to weak demand and the suspension of seafood imports following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant incident.