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Trends In World Textile and Clothing Trade, January 2016

Trends In World Textile and Clothing Trade, January 2016

The latest update of this series of reports contains statistical data, information and insight into global textile and clothing trade. The report identifies key trends and includes information on: textile trade flows, clothing trade flows, intra-Asian textile and clothing trade, and textile and clothing deficits and surpluses. It also analyses the trade activities of the world's leading textile and clothing exporting and importing countries and regions. The report presents a wealth of information and is essential for anyone involved in buying or sourcing textiles and clothing. During 2014, world textile and clothing trade rose to a record high, reflecting growth in almost all the major trade flows. The world's biggest exporter of textiles was China, followed by the EU and India. China was also the world's biggest exporter of clothing, followed by the EU and Bangladesh. Meanwhile, the EU was the world's biggest importer of textiles and clothing, followed by the USA. However, China was the third largest importer of textiles and the tenth largest importer of clothing.


  • SUMMARY
  • GROWTH IN TEXTILE AND CLOTHING TRADE
    • Textiles and clothing
      • Table World trade in textiles and clothing, 2014
    • Textile trade flows
      • Table Major regional flows in world exports of textiles and clothing, 2005-14
    • Clothing trade flows
    • Intra-Asian textile and clothing trade
      • Table Asian trade flows in textiles and clothing, 2005-14
  • TEXTILE AND CLOTHING TRADE DEFICITS AND SURPLUSES
    • Deficits
      • Table US textile and clothing trade, 2000-14
      • Table Textile and clothing trade balances, selected countries, 1980-2014
    • Surpluses
  • LEADING TEXTILE AND CLOTHING EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS
    • Leading textile exporters
      • Table The world's leading exporters and importers of textiles, 1980-2014
    • Leading textile importers
    • Leading clothing exporters
      • Table The world's leading exporters and importers of clothing, 1980-2014
    • Leading clothing importers
  • STATISTICAL APPENDIX
    • Table Labour costs in the textile industry, by country, 1980-2014
    • Table Changes in the exchange rates of selected Asian countries and the EU against the US dollar, 2nd qtr 1997-2015
    • Table Share of textile trade in total merchandise trade and in trade in manufactures, by region, 2014
    • Table Share of clothing trade in total merchandise trade and in trade in manufactures, by region, 2014
    • Table Exports of textiles from selected economies, 1990-2014
    • Table Imports of textiles into selected economies, 1990-2014
    • Table Exports of clothing from selected economies, 1990-2014
    • Table Imports of clothing into selected economies, 1990-2014
    • Table Exports of textiles by principal region, 2010-14
    • Table Exports of clothing by principal region, 2010-14
    • Table Trade in textiles and clothing for selected economies, 1980-2014

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