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World textile and apparel trade and production trends: the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, February 2022
published in Issue 212, February 2022
This latest report in our flagship series contains statistical data, information and insight into the textile and apparel industries in the USA, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. The report presents a wealth of information, and is essential for anyone who is considering sourcing from, selling to or investing in these countries or their export markets. In particular, the report includes detailed information on domestic production and exports of textiles and clothing by type and destination. The report notes that US textile and clothing imports declined in value and volume terms in 2020, reflecting the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, although they rebounded sharply during January-November 2021. US textile and clothing production and exports also fell in 2020 but both were up during January-November 2021. In Argentina, textile and clothing exports declined sharply in 2020 but there was a significant rebound during January-September 2021. There were also falls in textile and clothing production, imports and retail sales in 2020 but all three were up markedly during January-September 2021. In Brazil, textile and clothing exports rose in 2020 and they were up significantly during January-October 2021. Also, there were increases in textile and clothing production in 2020 and during January-November 2021. Textile and clothing imports, meanwhile, declined in 2020 but they rebounded sharply during January-October 2021. In Colombia, textile and clothing exports fell in 2020 but they rebounded sharply during January-November 2021. Mirroring these trends, textile and clothing production declined in 2020 but it was up during January-October 2021. In Mexico, textile and clothing exports declined in 2020 but they were up significantly during January-October 2021. Textile and clothing imports also fell in 2020 and so did textile and clothing production. But production rebounded sharply during January-October 2021.
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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