Euratex Annual Report - 2016
As the new President of EURATEX, I do believe that our industry should focus on three
. the importance of free and fair trade between key global trading partners
. the vital role of sustainability in the European textile and clothing industry
. the need to intensify market-driven applied research to defend Europe’s position
as an innovation leader in the global marketplace
Exports outside Europe are an important engine for growth in the EU textile and clothing industry since sales in third markets represent more than 26% of the yearly total turnover. Access to third markets...
Euratex Annual Report - 2015
Textile and clothing remains one of the largest manufacturing industries in Europe. In 2015, a number of positive trends emerged in our sector. For the first time in many years, employment in the European textile and clothing industry rose as a whole and our companies hired new employees. Despite vigorous global competition, our companies managed to increase their turnover thanks to improved confidence from consumers in the EU.
Euratex Annual Report - 2014
Although the textile and clothing activity lost some momentum towards the end of 2014, the positive performance in the first part of the year helped our industry activity to expand and could be seen in the positive trends in turnover and retail sales. The growth was being driven by exports outside Europe. For the fifth year in a row, our SMEs managed to increase their exports across the world, meeting the needs of fast-growing consumer markets. This has been achieved amid increasingly difficult market conditions of accessing those attractive markets.
EURATEX goal for the years to...