Garment exports by African (Sub-Saharan) countries to the US increased during the eighth month of the year.
As per Apparel Resources, Kenya’s exports grew by 51.30 per cent to $44.12 million while Madagascar’s exports grew by over 100 per cent to $23.72 million in the same period.
Lesotho, a promising manufacturing destination, couldn’t remain positive and declined by 32 per cent to ship apparels worth $23.45 million in its largest export market.
Ethiopia clocked US $ 21.80 million in its garment shipment to the US with a surge of over 34 per cent on yearly basis.
Another growing manufacturing hub Morocco, located in North Africa, tapped 97 per cent yearly growth and its apparel exports to US valued $16.87 million in August ’21.
The growth of all these countries, except Lesotho, is a good sign for Africa as an apparel sourcing hub post-pandemic and indicates the continent’s manufacturing base is gaining momentum gradually.