Turkey 3rd largest exporter of clothes to EU
Turkey's exports to EU valued at nearly $10B last year, says authority
Turkey is the third-largest exporter of clothes to the EU, the bloc's statistical authority said Friday.
"The EU imported clothes worth €154 billion [$166 billion] in 2019, just over half of which came from non-EU Member States (52%, or €80 billion)," Eurostat said.
"Imports of clothes from non-EU countries came mainly from China (€23 billion, or 29% of total extra-EU clothes), Bangladesh (€15 billion, 19%) and Turkey (€9 billion, 11%)," it said.
Over the last decade, imports of clothing to the bloc increased in value by 62%.
Germany stood out as the largest importer of clothes from non-EU countries.
This made up €19 billion worth of clothes which equaled 23% of extra-EU imports of the commodity.
Germany was ahead of Spain (€13 billion, 16%), France (€11 billion, 14%), the Netherlands (€10 billion, 13%) and Italy (€8 billion, 10%).
Italy, largest clothing exporter
Among member states, Italy exported clothes worth €12 billion to non-EU Member States in 2019, making the country the largest extra-EU exporter of clothes, ahead of Germany (€6 billion, 16%), Spain (€5 billion, 15%), and France (€4 billion, 13%).
Although trade in textiles has increased significantly over the last decade, factory closures and transport restrictions related to the current coronavirus pandemic may affect this trend, according to Eurostat.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.