TURKEY: Textile and apparel export shows a mix trend in August

ANKARA: Due to lukewarm demand from the European Union countries, Turkey’s textile and apparel export figure of August shows a mix trend. In August, knitted apparel exports grew by 11.3 percent, Non-knitted apparel exports grew only 2 percent, Made-up exports increased by 15.8 percent but cotton fiber, yarn and fabrics exports declined 9.8 percent and man-made staple fiber exports decreased by 6.3 percent.

 

Knitted apparel exports reached 532.8 million U.S. dollars in August; this represented an 11.3 percent year-on-year increase. Non-knitted apparel exports grew only 2 percent to 381.38 million U.S. dollars. Growth on a year-to-date basis has also been moderate. Knitted apparel exports expanded 5.4 percent through August, reaching 4.4 billion U.S. dollars. Non-knitted apparel exports during the same period expanded 9.8 percent to 3.240 billion U.S. dollars.

 

Made-up exports reached 158.7 million U.S. dollars in August, which reflected 15.8 percent growth. January through August cumulative made-up exports reached 1.268 billion U.S. dollars, which reflected 7.7 percent growth. Strong growth was noted in August in carpet, textile floor covering and laminated textile products. The weakest sector was in cotton textiles. Cotton fiber, yarn and fabrics decline 9.8 percent in August to 74.178 million U.S. dollars. January through August cumulative exports have fallen 2.5 percent to 760 million U.S. dollars.



Textile & Apparel Exports

Product

August 2005

Percent Change

Jan/Aug 2005

Percent Change

Cotton Fiber & Textiles

74.178

-9.8

759.997

-2.5

Man-Made Filaments

67.718

19.8

570.825

13.3

Man-Made Staple Fibers

67.399

-6.3

625.715

2.9

Carpets & Textile Floor Covering

53.701

51.3

387.151

28.7

Laminated Textile Fabrics

19.072

18.3

166.35

11.3

Knitted Apparel

532.802

11.3

4,400.01

5.4

Non-Knitted Apparel

381.38

2

3,240.56

9.8

Made-Ups

158.757

15.8

1,267.89

7.7

Note: In million US$
Source: State Institute of Statistics


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Added: October 7, 2005 Source: Agencies
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