143 percent increase in ready-made clothing and apparel exports to China

Ready-made clothing and apparel products were sent from Turkey to 207 countries, autonomous regions and free zones in the January-March period.

According to the information AA correspondent received from Uludağ Exporters’ Association, the first quarter exports of the sector decreased from 4 billion 501 million 394 thousand dollars to 4 billion 226 million 614 thousand dollars, with a decrease of 6.10 percent compared to the same period last year, due to the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic. .

The sector, which exported to 207 countries, autonomous regions and free zones in the first three months of the year, made the most exports to European countries.

The sector’s exports only to Germany, Spain, England, the Netherlands and France constituted 51 percent of total exports.

The ready-made clothing and apparel sector exported the most to Germany in the January-March period. During this period, products worth 751 million 106 thousand dollars were exported to Germany, which has a share of approximately 17.77 percent in the total exports of the sector.

While exports to Spain, which ranked second, were recorded as 508 million 175 thousand dollars, 392 million 516 thousand dollars were exported to England, one of the important markets of the sector.

Exports to China increased by 143 percent, exports to the Netherlands increased by 21 percent

Exports of the ready-made clothing and apparel industry to the Netherlands in the first quarter of the year increased by 21 percent compared to the same period last year. Exports to this country increased from 261 million 105 thousand dollars to 316 million 365 thousand dollars.

During this period, the country where the sector achieved the highest export increase in terms of ratio was China. Exports to China, where 19 million 418 thousand dollars of products were sent in the first 3 months of last year, were recorded as 47 million 208 thousand dollars with an increase of 143 percent in the same period of this year.

Exports to Saudi Arabia increased by 24.11 percent, from 82 million 652 thousand dollars to 102 million 582 thousand dollars.

More than half of exports consisted of women’s clothing products

Ready-made clothing and apparel industry exported the most women’s clothing products when looked at on a product group basis. The 2 billion 221 million 868 thousand dollars of women’s clothing products sold by exporters in the first quarter constituted 52 percent of total exports.

The sector earned 878 million 854 thousand dollars in revenue from men’s clothing product exports in the first quarter.

Source: https://www.aa.com.tr/tr/ekonomi/cine-hazir-giyim-ve-konfeksiyon-ihracatinda-yuzde-143-artis/1804031

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