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12.06.2012

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)

The EU-27 Textile and Clothing Industry in the year 2011.