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Spanish textile & clothing exports reach €12bn in 2013
Feb '14
Textile and apparel exports from Spain during last year amounted to €12 billion, indicating a rise of 12.4 percent year-on-year, as per the data released by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
According to the data on exports released by the Ministry, the exports from the apparel sub-sector totaled €8.6 billion during 2013, registering a surge of 15.4 percent compared to 2012.
The textile and clothing exports accounted for 5.1 percent of the total exports from the country during last year.
Meanwhile, in terms of imports, the country imported textiles and clothing worth €14.8 billion during last year, showing an increase of 5.1 percent year-on-year, of which apparel imports amounted to €11.2 billion, recording a rise of 4.4 percent compared to 2012.
According to the Ministry’s monthly data for December 2013, Spain exported textiles and apparel worth €886.6 million during the month of December, indicating an increase of 1.2 percent year-on-year. Exports of the garments sub-sector totaled €645.7 million, incurring a decline of 1.1 percent compared to the same month in 2012.
During the month of December 2013, the country imported textiles and clothing amounting to €1.1 billion, registering a rise of 13.6 percent compared to the same month in 2012. Imports of garments sub-sector touched €872.5 million recording a rise of 12.6 percent year-on-year in the month of December 2013.
In 2012, Spain exported textiles and apparel worth € 10.733 billion, indicating a surge of 9.1 percent year-on-year.

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