United Kingdom (UK): textile imports Q2 2014- Q2 2018

The value of textiles imported to the UK trended towards increase since the second quarter of 2014, despite a slight decline in 2018. In the last quarter of that year, the value of imported textiles reached 1.3 billion British pounds.

Textile comes to the UK from Asia

  Asia and Oceania are important markets for clothing imports to the UK and dispatches from this continent holds the highest value among UK’s import partners. This picture is not peculiar only to the UK either. Indeed, China, India, and Vietnam currently have the largest shares in the world export market for textiles.

Turkey: a key import partner for textile

  One of the key locations where the UK imports textile is much closer to home: Turkey. In 2017, 2.3 billion U.S. dollars worth of textile left Turkey for the UK. Turkey’s textile trade with the UK is no thin thread. United Kingdom is Turkey’s second biggest export market for textile after Germany.

Value of textiles imported to the United Kingdom (UK) from 2nd quarter 2014 to 2nd quarter 2018

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Source

Release date

September 2018

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

Q2 2014 to Q2 2018

Supplementary notes

Data at current prices, seasonally adjusted (Balance of Payments basis).

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