The full impact of the global economic slowdown on Thai textile exports was revealed at a special seminar on Wednesday by the president of Thai Garment Manufacturers Association, Suchart Chantaranakaracha.

He said latest figures showed textile exports for the first two months of 2002 were down 10 per cent on the year-ago period, while exports of garments during the period were down 17 per cent year-on-year.