Trends in world textile and clothing trade, December 2018
The latest update of this series of reports contains the most recent comprehensive 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 2017, world textile and clothing trade rose, reflecting increases in textile trade and clothing trade. The world's biggest exporter of textiles in 2017 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 textile importer, followed by the USA and China. The EU was also the world's biggest clothing importer, followed by the USA and Japan.