EURATEX RELEASED THE BULLETIN NO. 02/2017
The report provides an in-depth analysis of the EU Textile & Clothing external trade in 2015-2016. It includes trade evolution by sector (i.e. fibres, yarns, fabrics, carpets, technical textiles, home textiles, home textiles, workwear, men & womenswear), by products and by EU main trade partners.
Good performances of EU exporters in technical textiles and menswear
Exports of technical textiles outside the EU-28 once again increased year-on-year. This sector is a pillar of textile exports outside the EU with a 38% share in 2016. This growth translated into almost €10 bn of exports, an increase of +2.4% in value. With 20% of technical textile purchases from the EU-28, the USA was far and away the main client.