China companies offering women's underwear and swimwear are strengthening R&D and manufacturing capability under efforts to sustain competitiveness.
The industry's pricing advantage has been reduced due to elevated material and labor costs, which account for a large portion of production expenses. Adding to suppliers' difficulties is the yuan's appreciation. These factors compelled many exporters to impose markups within the past 12 months.
This report covers the major products of China's women's underwear and swimwear industry, namely bras, panties, shaping and thermal undergarments, sleeping apparel, robes, bikinis, maillots, rashguards, boardshorts and swimsuit coverups.