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Textile Outlook International
Issue 183:
December 2016

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Editorial: US election trumps Brexitimpact on the textile and apparel industry? (8 pages)
World textile and apparel trade and production trends: South-East Asia, December 2016 (33 pages)
Survey of the European fabric fairs for autumn/winter 2017/18 (28 pages)
Trends in world textile and clothing trade, December 2016 (40 pages)
Profiles of 21 innovative Taiwanese textile companies (31 pages)
World markets for textile machinery: part 2—fabric manufacture, December 2016 (43 pages)

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Editorial: US election trumps Brexitimpact on the textile and apparel industry?
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The unexpected election of Donald Trump as the president of the USA has caused shocks to the world's financial and political systems and has made the future hard to predict – not least the future of the global textile and apparel industry. There are uncanny parallels between the policies Mr Trump espouses and those favoured by the so-called Brexiteers in the UK, and in both cases the driving forces are growing nationalistic sentiments, populism and isolationist tendencies. Mr Trump favours "reshoring" in order to bring jobs back to the USA by renegotiating trade agreements and raising tariffs on imports – particularly those from China. However, this could trigger trade wars. Also, he has declared that he will curb immigration from Mexico and even send Mexicans "home". And yet US textile and apparel industry executives and consultants have said that the US reshoring movement has benefited considerably from the availability of Mexican workers and the skills and industry experience they bring with them. In the final presidential debate, Mr Trump condemned the North American Free Trade Agreement (Nafta) – whose signatories are Canada, Mexico and the USA – as "the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere, but certainly ever signed in this country" and this is causing alarm in the Mexican textile and apparel industry. Mr Trump has also threatened to abandon the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – an agreement which has taken years of painstaking negotiations to reach the stage it has reached today. In this report, Robin Anson discusses the effects of Mr Trump's election on the US textile and apparel industry as well as the textile and apparel industries in other countries. He also highlights the parallels between the Brexit vote and Mr Trump's election and what this could mean for the future.

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Six times a year, Textile Outlook International provides up to 200 pages of expert comment and analysis. A subscription provides an overview of the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. It is essential reading for senior executives in the fibre, textile and apparel industries – and for anyone who is not involved in the industry, but needs to quickly gain an understanding of the key issues.
Reports in Textile Outlook International include:
 country profiles – providing a comprehensive guide to the textile and clothing industries in a range of countries and regions. The reports include an economic and political profile together with a comprehensive overview of the main issues, plus an outlook for the future.
 company profiles – giving you the opportunity to learn from strategies employed by others. Companies profiled recently include retailers, manufacturers, innovators and sourcing companies involved in textiles and apparel as well as smaller companies which illustrate the opportunities for firms which are interested in selected sourcing locations.
 trends in world textile and apparel trade and production – taking into account current issues facing the industry – such as global fibre prices; competition from China and other low cost countries; the elimination of quotas and imposition of selective new ones; relocation of production operations; the impact of economic factors affecting trade; international trade agreements; trade promotion agreements (TPAs); and much more.
 trends in EU and US imports of textiles and clothing – providing comprehensive statistical data and analysis of the top ten supplying countries to the EU and US markets. These reports are updated each year and contain value and volume data as well as average prices and analyses of trends for up to 15 product categories.
 innovations, technological developments, business development opportunities, individual sector analysis and political implications which affect players in the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. Some of the topics which have been covered in recent reports include: new innovations in the textile and clothing industry, such as environmentally friendly textiles, plant based fibres, and developments in textile colorants; innovations in textile machinery; and overviews of the European swimwear, hosiery and lingerie markets.
So whether you are involved in fibres, textiles or clothing – in manufacturing, spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing, import/export, retailing – or if you are in education or consultancy or investment or finance, a subscription to Textile Outlook International will tell you what you need to know about the key trends in the industry.
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