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Japanese textile & apparel exports decline in Sept
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Dec '12
The exports of textiles, including apparels, from Japan dropped six percent year-on-year to US$ 781.49 million in September 2012, according to the statistics compiled by the Japan Textiles Exporters Association based on the data made available by the Ministry of Finance.
 
Exports of acrylic staple fibre (ASF) grew by four percent year-on-year to US$ 57.57 million during the month, showing a U-turn from the decline witnessed for five consecutive months from April to August. Volume-wise, too, ASF exports from Japan increased by 11 percent year-on-year to 13,472 tons.
 
Japan’s rayon yarn exports rose by 38 percent year-on-year to US$ 16.31 million in September 2012. By volume, rayon yarn exports grew 37 percent year-on-year to 1,211 tons.
 
Polyester yarn exports fell by 14 percent year-on-year to US$ 13.14 million during the month, while knitted fabrics exports dipped 15 percent y-o-y to US$ 56.06 million.
 
Similarly, exports of woolen fabrics and spun fabrics during the month under review dropped by 17 percent y-o-y each to US$ 24.14 million and US$ 31.51 million, respectively.
 
Japanese exports to East Asian countries accounted for 72.7 percent of total textile and apparel exports made in September by value. However, there was an 8 percent year-on-year decline in value of textile and garment exports to these countries.
 
Japanese textile and clothing exports to Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam grew by 38 percent y-o-y, 16 percent y-o-y and 10 percent y-o-y, respectively, during the month. However, its exports to China decreased by 15 percent y-o-y, a dip for the third consecutive month.
 
Meanwhile, Japanese textile and garment exports to Europe remained nearly same as Septembr 2011 at US$ 89.72 million.
 

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