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Demand for locally produced textiles up

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Sep '09
The Secretary General of the Indonesian Textile Association (API), Mr Ernovian G Ismy, said that, demand for textiles and clothing in the domestic markets has risen by 15-20 percent.

He said, demand in domestic markets for textiles and articles of textiles has reached US$5.4 billion and the decline in demand for imported textiles is apparent in markets of Tanah Abang.

On back of demand for locally manufactured textiles and clothing demand for imported products has dropped from 20 percent to 10-12 percent, which brings good tidings for the sector, he said.

He added by saying that, the government that could help improve the competitiveness of the domestic textiles through incentive support such as tax holidays and reduction in electricity tariff.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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