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03/12/2019 【News】Japan’s Textile & Apparel Exports Up 3% in 2018

According to a Japan Textiles Exporters Association report based on Ministry of Finance trade statistics, exports of textiles and apparel in 2018 increased by 3% over the previous year to US$7,819.43 million.

Exports to Vietnam surpassed US$1 billion.

2018 exports of textile fibers rose by 3% to US$834.34 million. Exports increased for acrylic staple fiber, but decreased for rayon and polyester staple fibers.

Yarn exports were up 2% to US$1,040.81 million, of which rayon and polyester filament yarns increased.

Exports of woven and knitted fabrics rose by 1% to US$2,822.25 million, and those of coated fabrics increased by 8% to US$479.36 million.

By destination, exports increased to East Asia (up 3%). Exports to Vietnam rose by 9% to US$1,057.0 million. Exports to Europe, North America and Africa grew by 9%, 8% and 19%, respectively. Meanwhile, exports to West Asia dropped 20% due to stagnant exports of fabrics for Middle East traditional wear. Exports to Central and South America and Oceania were also slow.  *Extenal site

News History

03/07/2019 【News】U.S. Textile & Apparel Imports Grow 5.88% Quantitatively in 2018

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02/26/2019 【News】Japan’s Apparel Production Below 100 Million Units for Two Straight Years

02/18/2019 【News】China’s Textile & Apparel Exports Grow 9.2% in January

01/24/2019 【News】Apparel Sales at Japanese Chain Stores Decrease for 27 Straight Years

01/18/2019 【News】China’s Textile Exports at Record High in 2018

12/24/2018 【News】No beneficiaries of the US-China trade dispute

12/24/2018 【News】Indian government announces revised duty drawback rates

12/24/2018 【News】Fashion retailers adopting unique initiatives to reduce eco-impact

12/19/2018 【News】China’s Nov. Apparel Exports Decrease for First Time in 6 Months

12/04/2018 【News】E-Com to boost global knitwear market in future

11/24/2018 【News】Asia Pacific to dominate global knitwear market by 2026

11/22/2018 【News】Apparel Sales at Japanese Dept. Stores Decline for Four Straight Months

03/12/2018 【News】China’s Fabric Exports to Africa Growing Rapidly

03/08/2018 【News】Taiwan’s Textile Exports Rise for First Time in 6 Years

03/01/2018 【News】Japan’s Textile Machinery Production & Trade Increase in 2017

02/22/2018 【News】Japan’s Apparel Production Drops Below 100M Units


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