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Trends in world textile and clothing trade, December 2018

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.


SUMMARY
GROWTH IN TEXTILE AND CLOTHING TRADE
Textiles and clothing
Textile trade flows
Clothing trade flows
Intra-Asian textile and clothing trade
TEXTILE AND CLOTHING TRADE DEFICITS AND SURPLUSES
Deficits
Surpluses
LEADING TEXTILE AND CLOTHING EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS
Leading textile exporters
Leading textile importers
Leading clothing exporters
Leading clothing importers
STATISTICAL APPENDIX
List of tables
Table 1: World trade in textiles and clothing, 2017
Table 2: Major regional flows in world exports of textiles and clothing, 2005-17
Table 3: Asian trade flows in textiles and clothing, 2005-17
Table 4: US textile and clothing trade, 2000-17
Table 5: Textile and clothing trade balances, selected countries, 2000-17
Table 6: The world’s leading exporters and importers of textiles, 2000-17
Table 7: The world’s leading exporters and importers of clothing, 2000-17
Table 8: Labour costs in the textile industry, by country, 1980-2014
Table 9: Trends in average exchange rates against the US dollar: selected currencies, 2010 to Jan-Sep 2018
Table 10: Trade in textiles and clothing for selected economies, 1980-2017

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