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Tunisian textile & clothing exports up in 2010
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Oct '10
Exports of textile and clothing from Tunisia showed a 5.6 percent and 9.93 percent of growth in terms of value and volume, respectively, revealed the data recently released by the Ministry of Industry and Technology. These exports recorded a growth to traditional markets, except to Germany which registered a fall of 4.1 percent.

In the month of August, exports of textiles and clothing to most of the traditional markets recorded a substantial growth, such as to Spain it showed 42.7 percent improvement, to Poland 45.1 percent, to UK it grew by 28.8 percent, to US by 26.6 percent and to Italy by 10.7 percent.

Poland has been among the top ten consumers of Tunisia since 2009. Apart from exports, imports of Tunisian textile and clothing industry also posted a significant increase of 10.45 percent and 14.24 percent in terms of value and volume, respectively during the same period.

Tunisia's imports, during past five months, from the countries such as Portugal, China, Spain, Turkey and India increased by 47.9 percent, 41.6 percent, 25.7 percent, 23 percent and 23.9 percent, respectively.

While during the first eight months of 2010, fabric imports of the country increased by 8.3 percent in value and by 16 percent in volume against 2009.

Imports of denim fabric that contributes 22 percent and 21.7 percent in terms of value and volume, respectively in Tunisia's overall imports, posted a 13.8 percent growth in value and 15.7 percent in volume. Also, the imports of knitting materials registered 21.4 percent growth.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

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