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Chinese silk garment export volumes crash in 2012
05
Jul '12

Chinese exports of silk goods, which include raw silk, fabrics, garments, etc fell in the first five months of 2012.

China's exports of pure silk goods registered US $1.316 billion in January-May this year, down 8.95 percent percent year on year, according to customs statistics.

Shipments of raw silk marked 2357.5 tons, up 5.29 percent. Export value amounted to $109.64 million, down 8.27 percent year on year.

Exports of pure silk fabrics stood at 79.57 million meters, down 11.54 percent year on year. Export value amounted to $413 million, down 3.48 percent.

Shipments of silk garments and products touched $645 million, down 8.58 percent year on year.

Of this, silk garments reached 86.52 million pieces, down 35.96 percent. Export value amounted to $447 million, down 5.51 percent year on year.

And, silk knitwear exports reached 71.27 million pieces, down 39.12 percent year on year. Value amounted to $131.79 million, a rise of 0.7 percent year on year. 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - China

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