The textile and apparel imports by EU-27 countries increased year-on-year and month-on-month in July. However, they still remained lower compared to 2019. As per a CCF Group report, EU-27’s imports from Turkey, China, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan and Vietnam accounted for more than 70 per cent of its total exports.
In January-July, imports from these markets increased 18.5 per cent year-on-year to 5.03 million ton. Imports in July increased 5.7 per cent to 732,000 tons year-on-year and 5.7 per cent month-on-month It showed although EU-27 textile and apparel imports performed well in January-July and imports volume have recovered to pre-COVID level, imports remained significantly lower than pre-COVID levels in July.
Imports from Bangladesh, China and Indonesia fell sharply in July compared with the same period in 2019, while those from Vietnam declined slightly, and the imports from India, Pakistan and Turkey showed growth, especially the Pakistan. From the month-on-month growth, the imports Indonesia, Vietnam and Turkey declined, while other markets increased to varying degrees.