Spain’s textile and apparel imports have increased by six per cent during the last five years. Spain is the world’s sixth largest apparel importer. Apparel is the largest imported category in apparel and textile making up 78 per cent, followed by manmade textiles, cotton textiles and others with a share of 10 per cent, eight per cent and three per cent respectively.
China is the largest textile and apparel supplier to Spain, with a 21 per cent share of Spain’s imports, followed by Bangladesh and Turkey with a share of 11 per cent each. India’s exports to Spain have grown at three per cent year on year. India is the seventh largest supplier of textile and apparel products to Spain. Apparel is the largest category, with a share of 77 per cent in India’s textile and apparel exports to Spain. This is followed by cotton textiles and manmade textiles having a share of 13 per cent and six per cent respectively.
Countries like Bangladesh and Turkey have increased their share in Spain’s textile and apparel imports over the last few years, owing to their market access arrangements with the European Union. The Spanish apparel industry is expanding fast with the growth of fast fashion brands like Zara and other clothing retailers like Desigual and Mango.