The EU-27 Textile and Clothing Industry in the year 2011.
In 2011, the overall size of the Textile & Clothing industry in the EU-27 represents a turnover of 179 billion € and investments of around 5 billion €. Despite the strong impact of the global economic recession in 2009, the 146.000 T&C companies still employ over 1,8 million workers. EU external trade was more dynamic than the previous year with 39 billion € of T&C products exported and 93 billion € imported from Third markets.
(*based on Euratex members data, Eurostat short term statistics and Euratex estimates)