FACTS and KEY FIGURES
The textile and clothing industry in 2022
The textile activity in the EU has fully recovered from the strong contraction cause by the Covid-19 pandemic, while clothing companies have almost returned to their pre-pandemic level. According to EURATEX estimates, the turnover of the textile and clothing industry in the EU-27 region was €147 billion in 2021 – an increase of 11% compared to 2020.
Although the number of companies has slightly decreased to 143,000, the EU trade performance has improved with exports reaching €58 billion in products – an increase of 10.6%.