Home textile exports in 2021 were €763 million, up €112 million (up 17%) from the 2019 figure.
On the other hand, woven garments failed to recover from the effects of the pandemic, registering an export figure of 796 million euros, down 189 million euros (minus 19%) compared to the figure of 2019.
Portuguese textiles and clothing exports in 2021 were worth a record 5.419 billion euros, up 16.5% from 2020 and 3.9% above the 2019 figure, according to the Portuguese Association of Textiles and Clothing (ATP), which recently said that knitted garments exports amounted to 2.336 billion euros, up 9% from the 2019 figure.
France consolidated its second place in the ranking and was the market which increased the most in absolute value, with an increase of 119 million euros (+18%). The French market now accounts for 15% of total textile and clothing exports, according to a report published on a Macau-based news portal.
The United States was the destination outside the European Union that grew the most, with an increase of 107 million euros (up 31.5 percent), and now accounts for 8 percent of the sector’s total exports.
Spain, although still at the top of the table of the main export destinations of the sector, is the one that has suffered the largest drop of 220 million euros (minus 14%). In 2019, the Spanish market accounted for 31% of total exports, while in 2021 its share fell to 25%.
Fibre2Fashion (DS) News Desk