Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / 'Textile sector not a sunset industry' – President, CNGA
'Textile sector not a sunset industry' – President, CNGA
Feb '09
Mr. Du Yuzhou, President, CNGA
Mr. Du Yuzhou, President, CNGA
The state council recently cleared the proposals for the revival plans for the textile and clothing sector of the country, among which contained a proposal for increasing the export tax rebate from 14 percent to 15 percent, which created a sense of euphoria amongst the exporting community of the industry.

Commenting on the plan, Mr. Du Yuzhou, President, China National Garment Association said, "The plan stresses the important role of the textile industry in the overall context of the economy and its international competitive advantage, reflecting that the textile industry is not a sunset industry."

Du Yuzhou added by saying, "Internationally competitive advantage of China's textile industry still remains very obvious. Over the past 8 years, price growth in textile exports has been maintained at 8 percent, realized from a 12 percent growth in labour productivity annually and also increased employment in the sector by 5.8 percent annually.

Du Yuzhou continued by saying, “The sector should take efforts to realize three main goals in the next three years, namely, exports should grow at an annual growth rate of 8 percent, textile industry should grow at an average of 13 percent and clothing consumption in domestic market should maintain an average rate of 20 percent.”

All this put together, he said, had the capacity to add and create two million new jobs, if these three objectives could be achieved. Incidentally, the head count of labour working in the textile and garment industry has increased from 337 million in 1978 to over 2,000 million at present, of which about 80 percent are from rural areas.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - China

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 29th Apr 2017

EU rules needed to curb textile worker exploitation: MEPs

European Union (EU) rules are needed to oblige textile and clothing...

Apparel/Garments | On 29th Apr 2017

US retail operating growth to be 1.5-2.5% in 2017: Moody's

The forecast for operating income growth in the US over the next 12...

Textiles | On 29th Apr 2017

Slight drop in Unifi 2017 Q3 sales

The net sales of Unifi Inc., one of the world's leading innovators in ...

Interviews View All

Pratik Bachkaniwala
Palod Himson Machines

Fabric processing machines are picking up

Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity

Anvita Mehra
Confidential Couture

‘It is going to take some time for Indian buyers to get accustomed to...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

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

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao

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

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

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:
April 2017

April 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