Global textile powerhouse China’s apparel exports amounted to $71.423 billion during January-June 2022. Trousers and shorts continue to remain the top apparel export products, accounting for 20.36 per cent at $14.542 billion during the period under review. The share of coats, sportswear and suits remained negligible at less than 1 per cent each.
The contribution of jerseys was 12.21 per cent in China’s total apparel exports which was valued at $8.723 billion in the first half of this year, according to Fibre2Fashion’s market insight tool TexPro. Jackets and blazers contributed 9.21 per cent, dresses 7.92 per cent, T-shirts 7.20 per cent, accessories 4.83 per cent, socks 4.47 per cent, shirts 4.33 per cent, nightwear 2.42 per cent and skirts 2.32 per cent out of the total exports. The share of swimwear, babywear and ensemble was less than 2 per cent each.
China’s apparel exports remained mostly steady despite the US ban on cotton and cotton products originating from Xinjian region, as per TexPro.
The country’s monthly apparel exports were at $18.854 billion in July, $17.328 billion in June, $14.538 billion in May, $10.824 billion in April, $9.719 billion in March and $9.237 billion in February 2022.