The prosperity monitoring results of the China Commercial Circulation Association of Textile and Apparel (CATA) show that in August 2021, the national textile and apparel specialized market manager’s prosperity index was 50.38, unchanged with July; the specialized market merchant’s prosperity index was 49.60, down 0.13 percentage points from 49.73 in July. In August, the textile and apparel specialized market prosperity index was stable and fluctuated slightly.
1. Manager’s and merchant’s prosperity index is basically the same
The data shows that in August, the various prosperity indexes of the national textile and apparel specialized market managers and merchants were the same as in July.
1.1 The manager’s prosperity index remained unchanged from July
1.2 The merchant’s prosperity index decreased by 0.13 percentage points from July
2. Data analysis
2.1 The total market operation and logistics shipment index are generally stable
In August, 61.29 percent of the total market operations in selected markets were flat, 58.06 percent of the market logistics shipments in selected markets were flat, and 64.52 percent of the passenger flow in selected markets were flat, both exceeding 50 percent. The total market operations index and logistics development index are stable, and the off-season for textile and apparel specialized market sales continues.
2.2 The overall sales volume and profit index of merchants are stable
In August, 68.97 percent of the total sales of selected merchants were flat, and 69.66 percent of the profit of selected merchants were flat. The total sales index and profit index of merchants were generally stable. Merchants and specialized markets entered the off-season simultaneously.
3. The prediction index picked up significantly
Data show that the next manager’s prosperity index is 53.23, up 3.23 percentage points from 50.00 in July; the next operating environment index is 53.23, up 3.55 percentage points from 49.68 in July. The next merchant’s prosperity index is 54.76, up 4.62 percentage points from 50.14 in July; the next operating environment index is 54.76, up 4.69 percentage points from 50.07 in July. In terms of prediction indexes, the four prediction indexes increased significantly, indicating that managers and merchants have strong confidence in the upcoming traditional sales season in specialized markets.