Textile Briefs International

1.  In Ethiopia Eighteen (18) leading apparel and textile companies from the U.S., China, India, Sri Lanka and six local manufacturers have set up factories at an industrial park in Hawassa a lakeside resort city 170 kilometres south of the capital Addis Ababa.

2.  Indian textile and garment exports are likely to miss the US$ 45 billion target for 2017-18, as the industry reels under the impact of GST roll out and tariff advantages enjoyed by competitors like Bangladesh and Vietnam, according to textile industry body CITI.

3.  The Russian government plans to allocate up to US$ 250 million in the design and production of nonwovens and technical textiles for the needs of the Russian military forces during the next several years, according to senior officials of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade.

4.  Indonesia has 369 woven textile SMEs centres which supervise close to 16,971 business units. This type of textile contributes to foreign exchange of US$2.6 million in 2016. The Netherlands is the main importer of Indonesian woven textiles.

5.  The U.S. textile industry urges the Trump administration to include textile and apparel end products in any Section 301 retaliatory tariff action against China.

6.  Vietnam’s textile sector is growing rapidly, but in an unbalanced manner due to limited domestic supply of raw material like cotton, according to Truong Van Cam, Vice President of the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS), who expects India to support his country’s manufacturers procure quality yarn and fabric at reasonable prices.

8.  The order index for Italian textile machinery reported by ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers, for the period from January to March 2018 dropped 12% compared to the same period for 2017.

9.  In China, cotton consumption is forecast to expand 4% and reach 41.5 million bales in 2018-19, the largest since 2010-11, as investment in the textile industry continues and mills have access to local supplies from the national reserve.


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