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China’s share in EU textile imports on the decline: Euratex report

China’s share in EU textile imports on the decline: Euratex report

"China’s leading position is continuously being threatened with the arrival of low coast production regions like Bangladesh and Vietnam. A Euratex report states even though emerging countries are gradually gaining market share, it should be noted that some of the businesses are actually Chinese companies that hav... Read more

Fast Fashion needs fast action

Fast Fashion needs fast action

"Fashion is responsible for 92 million tons of solid waste dumped in landfills each year. The fashion industry is also the second biggest consumer of water, producing 20 per cent of wastewater while also generating more greenhouse gas emissions than all international flights and maritime shipping combined. The equivale... Read more

US textile buyers diversifying their sourcing base

US textile buyers diversifying their sourcing base

"For the past many years, two of the biggest global textile buyers, US and European, have been following the China + 1 or China + many sourcing strategies. Among these +1 or +many would be Asian countries, viz., Bangladesh, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka. However, recent OTEXA statistics reveal even though US imports from t... Read more

ITMF-ITMSS: Increased shipments reflects’ sectors growth globally

ITMF-ITMSS: Increased shipments reflects’ sectors growth globally

"The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) released the results of the 40th annual International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS). The report covers six segments of textile machinery, viz, spinning, draw-texturing, weaving, large circular knitting, flat knitting and finishing. As per the re... Read more

EU bed linen market poised to grow with Germany in the lead

EU bed linen market poised to grow with Germany in the lead

"The recent IndexBox study ‘EU: bed linen analysis and forecast to 2025’ reveals the size of the bed linen market in the EU reached approx 495,000 tons in 2016, which is or 6 per cent more than previous years. Over the period from 2007 to 2016, the market experienced mixed trend patterns. From 2007-2010, th... Read more

Vietnam’s growing strength in global textile industry

Vietnam’s growing strength in global textile industry

"Having developed textile operations in 1958 in Northern region and in 1970 in Southern region, Vietnam’s textile industry has come a long way, dominating global textile dynamics today. In 2016, Vietnam was recognised as the third top garment exporter in the world where the top two were China and Bangladesh. Appa... Read more

Indian textile export policies need a fresh look

Indian textile export policies need a fresh look

"As per latest Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) figures, India’s apparel exports have dropped 17.78 per cent to reach $1.49 billion, with an overall dip of 3.83 per cent to $16.71 billion in 2017-18. At the same time, India’s overall goods exports increased 9.78 per cent to $302.4 billion in April-Ma... Read more

Indonesia needs to enhance textile competitiveness to aim $75 bn expor…

Indonesia needs to enhance textile competitiveness to aim $75 bn exports by 2030

"Indonesia is ranked among the top ten largest textile producing countries. However, the nation is far away from threatening China's dominant position. Whereas China controls about 35 per cent of global textile markets, Indonesia controls only about 2 per cent. The Indonesian government targets to increase the nation&r... Read more

Constantly falling apparel exports a matter of concern for India

Constantly falling apparel exports a matter of concern for India

"India’s apparel exports registered a 17.78 per cent decline in March 2018 against the same period last year reveals latest trade data. Indian RMG exports were to the tune of $1.49 billion (approx.) in March 2018 against the corresponding month of February 2017, which was $1.81 billion (approx.). In rupee term, e... Read more

USTR lists out trade concerns with countries

USTR lists out trade concerns with countries

"The office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) released the 2018 National Trade Estimate (NTE) annual report, which highlights the foreign trade barriers American exports face. Robert Lighthizer, US Trade Rep., said the President is fully committed to addressing unfair foreign trade barriers through tough enforcemen... Read more

Pakistan’s textile industry regains its old verve

Pakistan’s textile industry regains its old verve

"Pakistan has always been a major textile market for India and the Asian region. Even after decades of political unrest, India is the 4th largest source for Pakistan’s total merchandised imports and second largest for textiles and clothing. Among Pakistan’s overall imports from India textile and clothing ta... Read more

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Japan’s apparel imports value declines 1.19 per cent

Japan’s apparel import value has dipped by 1.19 per cent as the country imported apparels... Read more

US records a growth in underwear imports

As per Statista, a global market research company, the underwear market in the US is expected t... Read more

Sub-Saharan Africa exports apparels worth $377.37 m to the US

Apparel exports from Sub-Saharan African nations have grown significantly over years. The 50-na... Read more

Italian menswear revenue up three per cent

Made-in-Italy men’s fashion posted a 3.4 per cent revenue growth in 2017, higher than the... Read more

US: Trends indicate higher spend on imported apparels this year

The US has escalated its apparel imports. Marginal rise in unit prices has made the United Stat... Read more

EU textile imports up three per cent

Imports of textile products by the European Union in 2017 increased three per cent compared to ... Read more

Exports to US-China declines, other Asian countries grow

China’s exports to the U.S. of textiles and apparel may have plummeted by 10.9 percent to... Read more

Mounting problem of textile waste

The mounting problem of textile waste is beginning to be quantified in scientific research. Acr... Read more

Egyptian cotton exports up 181 per cent

Egyptian cotton exports from December 2017 to February 2018 increased by 181.6 per cent compare... Read more

Bangladesh becomes a major hub for denim products

According to Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) currently 31 denim manufacturing mills... Read more

Global luxury apparel market to reach US$ 60, 793 mn

According to a research report, the opportunity in the global luxury apparels market will be wo... Read more

84 percent of knitting machines, 91 percent of shuttleless looms shipped to…

In 2017, of all new circular knitting machines , Asia received the highest share of shipments o... Read more

Pakistan loses textile share in global trade

Pakistan has lost its textile export share from 2.2 per cent to 1.7 per cent in the world marke... Read more

Brazilian cotton prices rise

Brazilian cotton index rose 12.3 per cent between April 30 and May 30 and cotton prices increas... Read more

Bangladesh garment earnings up nine per cent this year

Bangladesh’s earnings from garment shipments were 9.80 per cent higher than a year earlie... Read more

Egypt cotton exports up, domestic consumption down

The Egyptian cotton exports increased 50.6 per cent during the second quarter of the agricultur... Read more

Pak cotton imports face customs duty again

Pakistan has reimposed customs duty on cotton imports. The aim is to maintain stability in cott... Read more

Vietnam’s Chinese exports up 41 per cent

In the first four months of 2017, Vietnam’s export value of textiles and garments was up ... Read more

German textile production up slightly

Textile production in Germany increased by 1.7 per cent in the first quarter, whereas clothing ... Read more

Pakistan exports up 13 per cent

Pakistan’s exports grew by 13 per cent during ten months of the ongoing fiscal year compa... Read more

China tops as apparel supplier to EU

In 2017, China supplied 33.3 per cent of the EU’s apparel and textile imports.China had a... Read more

Surat to have relief on GST related issues

Indian Union Textile minister Smriti Irani assured the textile industry of Surat that issues re... Read more

Pakistan textile exports up 12 per cent

Pakistan’s exports of textile products grew 12.8 per cent year on year.The value of total... Read more

Indian woven fabric exports up 17 per cent

India’s woven fabric exports rose 17 per cent in April. During April, 134 countries impor... Read more

Export of garment and footwear materials to Canada surge strongly

Imports of the products in April reached US$497.05 million, bringing the total import value in ... Read more

Vietnam turnover up 14 per cent

In the first four months of the year, export turnover of Vietnam’s garment and textile se... Read more

New capacity makes Sasa, a leading global player in polyester

Sasa, based in Turkey, is one of the world’s leading producers of polyester fibers, filam... Read more

Technical textiles among emerging sectors in India

Technical textiles are the new buzz in the Indian textile industry and one of the most emerging... Read more

India’s cotton yarn imports stabilise in March 2018

India’s cotton yarn imports stabililsed at 2.77 per cent to around 3.2 million tonne in M... Read more

USDA estimates US cotton production to decline

According to the final 2017 estimate of USDA, the country’s cotton production is forecast... Read more

Europe to increase Egyptian Import

According to the Readymade Garments Export Council, Europe has been allocated 30 percent of the... Read more

Pakistan textile exports up seven per cent

Pakistan’s textile exports rose 7.2 per cent during the first eight months of the current... Read more

US imports $2.2 billion worth of socks

The recent statistics published by the US Department of Commerce, the United States revealed th... Read more

EU’s investment in the textile, clothing ‘Factories of the Future’

The EU textile and clothing industry, over the last 10 years, has invested almost € 50 bil... Read more

Nafta pulled in different directions

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the United States, Mexico and Canada lo... Read more

China remains top apparel supplier to the US

US imports of apparel from China during January-March 2018 were 0.87 per cent higher than in th... Read more

Bangladesh exports to Turkey down 19 per cent

Bangladesh’s exports to Turkey in the first ten months of the current fiscal fell by 19.3... Read more

Bangladeshi apparel makers hit by cotton prices

Rising cotton prices have hit Bangladesh apparel makers. If the price spiral continues, Banglad... Read more

US retail sales increased in April 2018

According to National Retail Federation, sales in the US retail market, during the month of Apr... Read more

CPTPP to boost Vietnam’s exports to Australia

According to the views expressed in a workshop held in Hanoi in May 9, 2018, the Comprehensive ... Read more

Turkey's textile exports increase

Turkey’s total textiles exports from the January-March 2018 period increased by 9.4 perce... Read more

GSP Plus has not helped Pakistanmuch

Pakistan’s progress in gaining advantage of the GSP Plus status has not been impressive. ... Read more

RMG exports from Bangladesh to India up by 115 Per cent

According to the data from Export Promotion Bureau , China’s export earnings from India i... Read more

Denim regaining its lost charm globally with 6 % upward CAGR till 2023

"Denim industry, valued at more than $57 billion, will experience an annual growth rate upward ... Read more

EU socks imports up 25 per cent

EU socks imports were up 25.7 per cent in 2017 compared to 2013. More than 75 per cent of these... Read more

Peruvian textile exports grow

According to the Association of Exporters (ADEX), textile exports in Peru reached $ 99,685 mill... Read more

Pakistan denim apparel exports up 24 per cent

During the first quarter Pakistan’s denim apparel exports to the US were up 24.52 per cen... Read more

Weak NAFTA to cost .12 million jobs, $16 billion

According to a study by AT Kearney, National Retail Federation, the lack of the North American ... Read more

Bangladesh jeans gaining popularity in the US

Bangladeshi denim products have gained huge popularity in the US with over 20 percent of the US... Read more

China ending stocks may fall

Cotton stocks outside of China will increase for the third year in a row in 2018-19 and reach a... Read more

Vietnam export value up by 15 per cent

The export value of Vietnam’s textiles and garments in the first four months showed a yea... Read more