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Textile and clothing industry turnover in the European Union (EU28) 2010-2019

A study measuring the textile and clothing industry turnover in EU Member States from 2010 to 2019 found that year-over-year turnover has gradually increased, reaching a peak in 2018 at 178 billion euros. From 2011 to 2012, there was a small decline of 9.4 billion euros.

Consumer spending and sourcing of clothing in the EU

In 2018, UK consumers spent the most on clothing out of all EU-28 consumers surveyed. In 2018, UK households spent 65.4 billion euros. Germany, Italy, France and Spain rounded out the top five countries for consumer expenditure on clothing. In 2018, China was the leading supplier of clothing to the European market and imported around 26.83 million euros worth of clothing that year. Following China, Bangladesh imports the second highest amount of clothing to Europe. In 2018, 16.35 million euros worth of clothing was imported from Bangladesh. From 2015 to 2018, the amount of clothing imports from China to Europe has been decreasing. Whereas the imports from Bangladesh to Europe have been increasing.

EU exports of clothing globally

The EU is also a major player in clothing exports throughout the world. Italy’s clothing export market is the largest out of any EU country. In 2017, Italy exported 23.32 billion US dollars’ worth of clothing. Germany came in second place and exported 20.94 billion U.S. dollars of clothing in 2017.

Annual turnover of textile and clothing manufacturing industry in the European Union (EU28) from 2010 to 2019

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Release date

August 2020

Region

EU

Survey time period

2010 to 2019

Supplementary notes

* Revised
** Estimate by Euratex.
Figures prior to 2013 were taken from the most update figures of previous annual reports.
Includes turnover from man-made fibers, textile and clothing industries.

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