Germany exported apparel worth €11.84 billion during the first ten months of 2013, indicating a rise of 0.5 percent compared to the same period in 2012, as per the data released by the German Fashion Association (GermanFashion).
According to the GermanFashion data, during the January to October 2013 period, the country exported apparel goods worth €11.84 billion, which is a 0.5 percent growth compared to the €11.78 billion exports made in 2012.
Country-wise, during the first ten months of 2013, Austria remained the main destination for apparel exports from Germany, with the country exporting €1.8 billion worth of clothing to Austria, followed by the Netherlands with €1.3 billion, France with €1.2 billion, Switzerland with €1.1 billion and Belgium with €697.5 million.
Meanwhile, as per the GermanFashion data, in terms of imports, Germany imported apparel goods worth €22.60 billion during the January to October 2013 period, indicating a rise of 1.34 percent, compared to the same period in 2012, when the country imported clothing worth €22.30 billion.
Country-wise, Germany’s main clothing supplier was China, with the country importing garments worth €6.7 billion from China during the January to October 2013 period. Bangladesh maintained second position with Germany importing clothing worth €2.8 billion from the country, followed by Turkey with € 2.6 billion, the Netherlands with €1 billion, India with €998.3 million and Italy with €906.88 million, during the first ten months of 2013.