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Urgent strategy needed for textiles and clothing

This year must be a turning point for the European textiles and clothing industry, association says.

9th April 2021

Knitting Industry
 |  Brussels

Knitted Outerwear, Sports/​Activewear

Euratex – the Brussels-based European textile and clothing industry association – is concerned that the Covid19 crisis may soon be followed by disruptions in global supply chains, affecting the competitiveness of the industry.

Economic data up to December 2020 reflects a dramatic contraction in both the demand and production of textile and clothing caused by the pandemic.

Over the full year 2020, EU sales of textiles fell by –9.3% and clothing sales by –17.7%, compared with 2019. The crisis was particularly severe in the middle of the year, with production losses of over 50%.

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