Last year, apparel industry witnessed a positive trend in exports of accessories.
Exports of apparel accessories reached US $50.41 million in first month of current year, a year-on-year increase of 9.5 percent and 13 percent compared to December 2006. In January 2007, goods such as bag, suitcase, hat etc, were exported to 21 countries.
In December 2006, exports of apparel accessories stood at $57.9 million, pushing export turnover of last year to $503.33 million, up 13 percent over 2005, sources informed.
In 2006, apparel accessories were exported to 44 countries, of which US emerged as biggest importer by spending $162.83 million in 2006, followed by $65.49 million and Japan $47.49 million.