A recently released report from Vietnamese General Customs show that shipments of textile and apparel products to Japan totaled to US $64.8 millions in October 2007. This obtained a growth of 4 percent in comparison with previous month and 9 percent year-on-year.
In the period from January to October, the turnover was around $588 million, which represented year–on–year boost of 12 percent.
Major contribution to such an exports turnover came from trousers with total trade of 12 million pieces for $107 million, posting a rise of 18.9 and 15.5 percent, respectively. This accounted for 18 percent of total textile and apparel exports turnover to the Japanese market in this period.
Other products enjoying such high growth included jacket, overcoat, Vest suit, elastic shirts.
However, a traditional product, Kimono, saw slow trend at this market, totaling to 346 thousand sets, worth $77.8 million, up by 9 percent in volume and in terms of value the earnings remain same as last year.
Fibre2fashion News Desk - Vietnam