Euratex released bulletin n°2/2018
THE BULLETIN PROVIDES AN IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS OF THE EU TEXTILE AND CLOTHING EXTERNAL TRADE IN 2016-2017. IT INCLUDES TRADE EVOLUTION BY SECTOR (I.E. FIBRES, YARNS, FABRICS, CARPETS, TECHNICAL TEXTILES, HOME TEXTILES, WORKWEAR, MEN & WOMENSWEAR), BY PRODUCTS AND BY EU MAIN TRADE PARTNERS.
Increased demand for EU technical textiles and clothing articles
Exports of technical textiles outside the EU-28 once again increased. With a 39% share in 2017, the sector is a pillar of textile exports outside the EU. This growth translated into almost €10.6 bn of exports, an increase of +8.5% in value. With 20% of technical textile purchases from the EU-28, the USA was far and away the main client.