Textile Briefs International

The garment manufacturing industries in Bangladesh have not yet reached the peak level where they would need to shift to another level of industrialization to avoid decline, said Dr. Ludovico Alcorta, Director, Development Policy, Statistics and Research Branch (DPR), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

2. The use of water in textile production has reduced by 90% in the last decade due to use of modern technologies, according to a research by Brazilian Association of Textile and Clothing Industry (ABIT).

3. China has imposed anti-dumping duties on cellulose pulp, made from plant fibre which is used as raw material in the production of viscose and acetate fibre. Anti-dumping duties are imposed on cellulose pulp imported from the United States, Canada and Brazil. It has started levying anti-dumping duty on cellulose pulp import from April, 2014 and the duties will last for five years, the announcement came from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC).

4. Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, the three states together produce 80% of India’s Mulberry silk. Of which Karnataka has been the biggest producer of mulberry silk. As silkworms feed solely on mulberry leaves, mulberry acreage is widely used to assess growth in sericulture. The state’s overall share in India’s mulberry acreage has declined to 39 % last year from 49% five years ago.

5. The exports of textile machines from Japan surged up by 33.5% year-on-year to 253.354 billion yen in 2013, according to the trade statistics released by the Ministry of Finance.

6. In 2013, Kyrgyzstan produced textiles and garments valued at 7.6 billion soms, according to the Ministry of Energy and Industry. Segment-wise, the textile production was 1.206 billion soms, while clothing accounted for 6.394 billion soms. Apparel accounted for 84.1% of all textile and clothing production in Kyrgyzstan in 2013. About 80% of all garments were produced by individual entrepreneurs operating on a patent basis.

7. Textile and apparel exports from Spain during last year amounted to €12 billion, indicating a rise of 12.4% year-on-year, as per the data released by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.

8. Textile companies in Japan are seeking to recruit more workers from Vietnam to make up for a lower number of guest workers from other nations this year.

9. The government of Indonesia is laying emphasis on human resource development in the textile industry, as the industry is one of the mainstays of commodity manufacturing industries and an important component of national economic development, said Ansari Bukhari, Secretary General of the Ministry of Industry. He said Indonesian textile industry continues to deliver a surplus trade balance and it plays a major role in the process of industrialization, as the products produced from raw materials like fibres to consumer goods like apparel have good inter-industry linkages.


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