Euratex released bulletin n°1/2018
THE REPORT ANALYSES THE 2017 EU EXTERNAL TRADE, FOR THE TEXTILE AND CLOTHING SECTOR AS WELL AS THE MAIN EU SUPPLIERS AND CUSTOMERS, EVALUATES THE WEIGHT OF REGIONS AND SECTORS IN TOTAL EU TRADE AND INCLUDES DETAILED TABLES AND GRAPHS FOR THE 33 MAIN EU TRADE PARTNERS.
China’s share in EU imports declined further in 2017 to the benefit of South Asian countries.
The leading position of China has continued to be eroded by the increasingly vigorous entry of other production zones. Even though emerging countries are gradually taking market share away from China, it should be noted that some of the businesses are actually Chinese companies that have relocated.
The Mediterranean countries, which have long benefited from their proximity to the EU-28, have held the same position for the last few years.
Contrary to China, the SAARC and ASEAN zones have grown slowly but surely since 2010, improving gradually their shares in EU textile & clothing imports....