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 come is to concentrate on a few priority areas, namely, genuine industrial policy, free and fair trade, support for innovation and research and sustainable production.