Bangladesh has received an order worth $1 billion to supply fan jerseys to the FIFA World Cup, which will be begin from July 14, 2018 in Russia. According to latest figures from Bangladesh Export Promotion Bureau, the country earned a net worth of $ 2.6 billion from the export of jerseys, pullovers and similar items made of cotton and man-made fibres. Around 100 factories were involved in the manufacturing of these jerseys.
This was also one of the main reasons behind a surge in export of knitwear items and apparel items in overall during the last month. In July-May period, knitwear exports rose 11.48 per cent to $13.94 billion and woven garments 8.15 per cent to $14.18 billion.
Mohammad Hatem, former VP, Exporters Association of Bangladesh, who is also a former Vice President of Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) and owns MB Knit Fashion exported 25,000 pieces of Spain’s fan jerseys, made of man-made fibre, at US $ 2.55 per item.