According to the USDA report on Thailand Cotton 2014, Thailand exported 47,284 metric tons (MT) of cotton fabrics during 2013, amounting to $397,240, whereas during 2012, the country exported 41,376 MT of cotton fabrics totaling $364,900.
Myanmar was the main destination for cotton fabric exports from Thailand during last year, with 7,728 MT of cotton fabrics worth $65,046, followed by Bangladesh with 6,705 MT amounting to $46,070, Vietnam with 4,466 MT of cotton fabrics worth $44,501, Niger with 2,876 MT of cotton fabrics totaling $25,477 and Japan with 2,577 MT of cotton fabric exports worth $18,412.
Meanwhile, as per the USDA report, Thailand imported 34,821 MT of cotton fabrics in 2013 totaling $179,965, registering a fall of 13.9 percent compared to the 39,875 MT of cotton fabrics worth $208,996 imported during 2012.
China was the main supplier of cotton fabrics to Thailand during 2013, supplying 30,268 MT of cotton fabrics amounting to $137,536, followed by India with 1,560 MT totaling $9,818, Japan with 766 MT of cotton fabrics worth $7,109, Indonesia with 580 MT worth $4,619 and Italy with 92 MT of cotton fabrics worth $4,273.
In 2011, Thailand exported 42,190 MT of cotton fabrics worth $414,498, whereas the country imported 38,295 MT of cotton fabrics amounting to $260,988.
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