Trends in world textile and clothing trade, December 2019

Trends in world textile and clothing trade, December 2019

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. World textile and clothing trade increased to a record high of US$807 bn in 2018, following a rise in the previous year. The world's biggest exporter of textiles in 2018 was China, followed by the EU and India. China was also the world's biggest exporter of clothing, followed by the EU and India. 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
      • Table World trade in textiles and clothing, 2018
  • TEXTILE AND CLOTHING TRADE DEFICITS AND SURPLUSES
    • DEFICITS
      • Table US textile and clothing trade, 2005-18 (US$ mn)
      • Table Textile and clothing trade balances, selected countries, 2005-18 (US$ bn)
    • SURPLUSES
  • LEADING TEXTILE AND CLOTHING EXPORTERS AND IMPORTERS
    • LEADING TEXTILE EXPORTERS
      • Table The world's leading exporters and importers of textiles, 2000-18
    • LEADING TEXTILE IMPORTERS
    • LEADING CLOTHING EXPORTERS
      • Table The world's leading exporters and importers of clothing, 2000-18
    • LEADING CLOTHING IMPORTERS
  • STATISTICAL APPENDIX
    • Table Trends in average exchange rates against the US dollar: selected countries and the EU, 2016-24 (units of currency per US$)
    • Table Trade in textiles and clothing for selected economies, 1980-2018 (US$ bn)

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