Danish retailers pay the highest among the 28 European nations when it comes to garment items and the British ones the lowest, according to a survey by the International Apparel Federation.
The retailers from Denmark pay on average 9.56 euros per unit, followed by Italy at 9.15 euros and Germany at 8.63 euros. The UK retailers pay the lowest of 5.42 euros.
The IAF, the global federation of the apparel industry with presence in more than 60 countries, conducted the survey based on the average price of a pair of trousers imported by the European retailers in 2016. The survey result was published last December.
In fiscal 2016-17, Bangladesh exported $17.75 billion worth of apparel products to the EU, which is 50.96 percent of the total receipts, according to data from the Export Promotion Bureau.
“I do not agree with the findings of the survey,” said Mostafiz Uddin, managing director of Chittagong-based Denim Expert.