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全球紡衣產值 中國佔逾四成China Takes Up Over 40% in Global Textiles and Apparel Output Value

China Takes Up Over 40% in Global Textiles and Apparel Output Value


United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) published the proportion statistics of global textiles and apparel (T&A) output value in 2013, main status and characteristics are as followed:

1. China still ranks number one and takes up 43.7% of total output value. This shows the emerging T&A manufacturing countries are coming up strong and developing in a rapid pace, which leads to fiercer competition. Owing to comprehensive competitiveness in raw material supply, solid foundation and all-rounded supporting facilities etc, China still ranks number one in the world and takes over 40% of T&A output. However, the proportion is lower when compared with 46.6% in 2011 and 45.6% in 2012. The drop in apparel industry is particularly eye catching, which showed a 3.6% decrease in 2 years—from 47.4% in 2011 and 46.3% in 2012 dipped to 43.8% in 2013.

2. U.S. rises as Europe declines, India and Vietnam soar. EU is in the second place of global T&A output value. It takes up 14.2% of the global output value in 2013, a smaller percentage than 14.6% in 2012; when compared with the percentage of 16.2% in 2011, a 2% drop is shown. On the other hand, the proportion which U.S. takes up I global output value dropped from 5.7% in 2011 to 5.4% in 2012, but in 2013 bounced to 6.9%. This comeback partly owes to the policies launched by the U.S. government, such as “Made in America” and “Manufacturing Enhancement Act”, in order to revive manufacturing industry. Furthermore, since the international cotton price slid from the peak, cotton price in China remains at a high level due to government’s collection and storage policy, which narrowed the gap of production cost of T&A industry in U.S. and China and benefited production expansion in U.S. Countries that witness growth in 2013 include Turkey, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, France, Vietnam, Poland etc; growth of Turkey was 0.9% while India and Vietnam rose for 0.2% (please refer to attached table)



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