In the first quarter of 2011, global clothing production growth by 6% was recorded. Such data were released by UNIDO, the Center for International Industrial Cooperation (UN). The statistics collected show a tendency to overcome the crisis, however, the indicators vary in developing and developed countries. Compared to the same period last year, apparel production grew by 12,8% in developing countries. However, in developed markets, the overall indicator is negative - a drop of 4,7%, this is one of the strongest declines recorded in different segments of production.
Not so significant is the difference in the results of the textile industry, where overall production grew by 6,12% (by 7,45% in developing, by 3,4% in developed countries).
The output of leather products - bags, accessories, shoes - on average increased by 11%.
According to UNIDO, China - 2011% became the leader in the growth of clothing production in the first quarter of 15. Further, good indicators were recorded in the light industry of Turkey, Mexico and India. Among developed countries, the United States remains the undisputed leader in the growth of clothing production.
The industry shows the most sad results in some European countries - in Greece (-6,9%), Portugal and Spain (growth of no more than 1%). The development of Japanese light industry is also a negative vector (-2,4%), although the consequences of the devastating tsunami on the island have not yet had time to influence this, reports fashionunited.ru