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Thailand cotton fabric exports surge 8.9% in 2013: USDA
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Exports of cotton fabric from Thailand totaled US$ 397,240 during last year, recording a rise of 8.9 percent compared to 2012, as per the data released by the United States Agricultural Department (USDA).

According to the USDA report on Thailand Cotton 2014, Thailand exported 47,284 metric tons (MT) of cotton fabrics during 2013, amounting to $397,240, whereas during 2012, the country exported 41,376 MT of cotton fabrics totaling $364,900.

Myanmar was the main destination for cotton fabric exports from Thailand during last year, with 7,728 MT of cotton fabrics worth $65,046, followed by Bangladesh with 6,705 MT amounting to $46,070, Vietnam with 4,466 MT of cotton fabrics worth $44,501, Niger with 2,876 MT of cotton fabrics totaling $25,477 and Japan with 2,577 MT of cotton fabric exports worth $18,412.

Meanwhile, as per the USDA report, Thailand imported 34,821 MT of cotton fabrics in 2013 totaling $179,965, registering a fall of 13.9 percent compared to the 39,875 MT of cotton fabrics worth $208,996 imported during 2012.

China was the main supplier of cotton fabrics to Thailand during 2013, supplying 30,268 MT of cotton fabrics amounting to $137,536, followed by India with 1,560 MT totaling $9,818, Japan with 766 MT of cotton fabrics worth $7,109, Indonesia with 580 MT worth $4,619 and Italy with 92 MT of cotton fabrics worth $4,273.

In 2011, Thailand exported 42,190 MT of cotton fabrics worth $414,498, whereas the country imported 38,295 MT of cotton fabrics amounting to $260,988.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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