Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Textile industry in UAE second largest after oil - Expert
Textile industry in UAE second largest after oil - Expert
18
Aug '14
Believe it or not? The UAE textile and garment industry is not only the second largest after oil, but is also one of the biggest employers in UAE, according to a UAE based expert.

According to Midhat Ghazaleh, CEO of Abughazaleh Trading Company (ABCO), UAE exports to more than 50 countries in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and Europe, while it imports mainly from China, India, South Korea, Japan and Indonesia, the Zawya reported.

The textile industry occupies an important place in the UAE economy as a whole and particularly in Dubai, because of its contribution to the industrial output, employment generation and foreign exchange earnings, adds Abu Ghazaleh.

Abu Ghazaleh said, “Home-grown garment brands were gaining greater popularity in the local market and abroad, but more aggressive marketing programs were needed to promote the country as a high quality clothes producer and incentivize key players in the industry.”

He added that homegrown luxury brands were in high demand from brand conscious male consumers with high purchasing power and that UAE was strongly poised to be one of the world's major textile and apparel markets.

He informs, "The UAE textile industry has a diversified product portfolio and some of the textile products produced in UAE include car seats, tents and curtains, in addition to garments.”

According to him, knitted fabrics are most in demand accounting for around 49.7% of demand, followed by woven fabrics.

“UAE is also reputed for exports of garments, fabrics for which are imported in bulk from China and India and the UAE textile industry foresees good profitability in import of textiles and textile articles and then re-exporting them”, he said.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Courtesy: UPM Raflatac

Apparel/Garments | On 17th Jan 2017

New residue free textile label adhesive from UPM Raflatac

Producer of self adhesive label materials UPM Raflatac, has...

Courtesy: Authentic Brands Group

Apparel/Garments | On 17th Jan 2017

Teen retailer Aéropostale reopens 500 stores in US

Teen apparel retailer Aéropostale has reopened 500 stores in the US,...

Courtesy: Centric Software

Information Technology | On 17th Jan 2017

Centric releases version 6.0 of PLM solution

Centric Software, the leading PLM solution for fashion, retail,...

Interviews View All

Sanjay Desai & Ashish Mulani
True Colors

Digital textile printing will be the technology of the future

Awen Delaval
Samatoa

'Natural fibres are appreciated for traditional authenticity'

Evelyne Cholet
UCMTF

‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

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

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
January 2017

January 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search