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