Category-wise, exports of knitted and crocheted clothing and accessories (HS chapter 61) earned $3.161 billion during the first four months of the current year, registering a sharp growth of 34.6 per cent over $2.348 billion earned during the same period of the previous year.
Exports of non-knitted apparel and accessories (HS chapter 62) were valued at $2.465 billion, showing an increase of 27.5 per cent compared to $1.934 billion exports made in January-April 2020.
Among non-apparels, exports of carpets, mats matting and tapestries (HS chapter 57) shot up by 47.5 per cent to $1.092 billion, during the period under discussion.
Exports of old clothing and other textile articles and rags (HS chapter 63) also grew by a significant 48.1 per cent to $956.351 million during January-April 2021.
Meanwhile, Turkey's imports of cotton, cotton yarn and cotton textiles (HS chapter 52) increased by 10.7 per cent to $1.024 billion.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (RKS)