Companies producing consumer goods are reporting weaker sales growth in the second half of this year, as the impact of the recent slowdown in emerging markets is felt. For example, Unilever had to issue a sales warning at the start of October, hitting equity prices of firms across the sector. Sub-sectors more closely linked to the recovering housing market of some developed countries offer some protection, whilst the delay to Fed tapering and pick-up in China's Q3 GDP growth also offer support.
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Monthly Industry Forecasts > Consumer goods The following represents a general Table of Contents outline for the Monthly Industry Briefing on Consumer Goods. The actual report may cover any or all of the topics listed below. Consumer Goods Monthly Industry Briefing - Synopsis:Review and analysis of key data releases over the month, including trends. - Historic Charts: - Five years of historical data comparing output of BRICS, developed countries, Eastern Europe, US, EU15, UK, Italy, Japan, France, Germany and the World. - Six years of historical data for output and new growth in the textile and clothing industry. - Six years of historical data for output in the food, beverage and tobacco industry. - Six years of historical data for output in the pulp, paper and printing industry. - Six years of historical data on pricing for textiles and clothing; food, beverages and tobacco; and pulp, paper and printing. - Forecast Charts: Four years of forecast data for output and growth for BRICS, developed countries, Eastern Europe, US, EU15, UK, Italy, France, Germany and the World. - Tables: One year of the most recently released data that is broken out by month. The data are indexed, allowing for transnational analysis. Country coverage includes the US, Japan, Germany, France, Italy and the UK.