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Trends in world textile and clothing trade, 2022
published in Issue 216, December 2022
This latest update of this series of reports contains the most recent comprehensive statistical data, information and insight into global textile and clothing trade. The report identifies key trends, it includes information on textile and clothing deficits and surpluses, and it analyses the trade activities of the world's leading textile and clothing exporting and importing countries and regions. The report presents a wealth of information and it is essential for anyone involved in buying or sourcing textiles and clothing. World textile and clothing trade increased sharply to a record high of US$889 bn in 2021. The world's biggest exporter of textiles in 2021 was China, followed by the EU and India. China was also the world's biggest exporter of clothing, followed by the EU and Bangladesh. Meanwhile, the EU was the world's biggest importer of textiles, followed by the USA, and it was the world's biggest importer of clothing, followed by the USA, Japan and the UK.
Six times a year, Textile Outlook International provides up to 200 pages of intelligence, expert analysis and insight on the global textile and clothing industry.
What's in it? Each issue provides an authoritative source of information on key industry topics, including: circularity; cotton; environmental sustainability; fibre prices; innovation; production and consumption forecasts; imports and exports; industry giants and emerging brands; international trade fairs; key geographical markets; recommerce; retail; supply chains; textile and clothing trade; textile machinery; trade and production trends; world markets; and yarn and fabric manufacturing.
A single issue of Textile Outlook International includes:
an editorial think-piece on a topical issue from an industry expert a report on textile and apparel trade and production trends a round-up of the latest international trade fairs a feature on textile and clothing imports and exports or fibre prices, production and consumption a report on a key geographical marketinsight and analysis of a key market leader or fast-growing start-up
An annual subscription to Textile Outlook International is a cost-effective way to keep informed about trends and developments in the global textile and clothing industry. Subscriptions are available in printed and/or digital formats. Printed and digital subscribers receive each issue in printed format in addition to a digital PDF file, which is available immediately on publication.
Like all Textiles Intelligence publications, Textile Outlook International is a reliable source of independently sourced business information, and it does not carry advertising.
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