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Silk exports to India & Pakistan dip in 2010

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Jun '10
China's silk exports to India and Pakistan fell from January to April, according to data of China Customs. Exports to India reduced 31.12 percent, year on year, while shipments to Italy increased by 15.27 percent, year on year, the highest growth. The top five export markets were India, Pakistan, Italy, Japan and South Korea.

Exports to India touched 2291 tons from January to April, down 31.12 percent year on year; export value registered US $77.45 million, up 5.33 percent year on year; average unit price was US $33.8/ kg, up by 52.92 percent year on year, the highest average unit price among major markets. Export volume and value market share stood at 38.86 percent and 43.78 percent, respectively.

Exports to Pakistan reached 847 tons from January to April, down 20.18 percent year on year; export value registered US $11.49 million, up 10.74 percent year on year; average unit price was US $13.56/ kg, up by 38.74 percent year on year, the lowest average unit price among major markets. Export volume and value market share touched 14.36 percent and 6.49 percent, respectively.

Exports to South Korea stood at 472 tons from January to April, up 15.27 percent year on year; export value registered US $14.51 million, up 29.26 percent year on year; average unit price was US $30.72/ kg, up by 12.13 percent year on year. Export volume and value market share was 8.01 percent and 8.2 percent, respectively.

The top five export provinces and cities were Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Sichuan, Guangdong and Shandong. Among them, exports from Zhejiang Province were 1,526 tons, down 16.09 percent year on year, accounting for 25.87 percent of the market share; exports from Sichuan Province were 763 tons, accounting for 12.94 percent; exports from Shandong Province were 511 tons, accounting for 8.66 percent.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - China


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