Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Apparel sector import dependent for raw material requirements
Apparel sector import dependent for raw material requirements
Aug '09
The clothing export sector in Vietnam is one of the highest revenue generators for the country, but at the same time the sector records a high level of import content, mainly raw materials to support the export sector.

The apparel export industry which was able to clock a turnover of US $9.1 billion in 2008 is not able to source quality raw materials like fabrics and accessories from domestic sources, due to which they have to import the same.

Secondly, the Vietnamese fabric sector is not able to process and supply orders in small quantities like their overseas counterparts, which is also the main bone of contention of the apparel manufacturing sector.

Garment exporters also point out that other than quality and supply issues, prices of domestically produced textile raw materials are higher by at least 5-10 percent than those imported from overseas markets.

The apparel export sector is highly import dependent for its raw material requirements and according to estimates, 90 percent of the requirement is met through imports and only 10 percent from domestic textile sources.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 23rd Jun 2017

Ralph Lauren ex-president Tiger of Sweden's new CEO

Hans-Christian Meyer, former president of Ralph Lauren Corporation,...

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Jun 2017

Uware Brands into licensing agreement with Polaroid

Uware Brands has entered into a licensing agreement with Polaroid for ...

Textiles | On 23rd Jun 2017

Casper raises total funding of $240 million

Casper, the global sleep company launched three years ago has...

Interviews View All

Sonia Agarwal

‘The terms eco-friendly and organic are common but everyone perceives them ...

Sunil Kumar Sharma
Loknayak JPNSSSG Ltd

'The blend of cotton–linen yarn has high demand in the domestic and...

Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Robert Brunner

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
June 2017

June 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search