INDONESIA: Old Machinery Hurts Exports Says Garment Chief
Exports of Indonesian-made garments and textiles are expected to drop 20 per cent this year as its manufacturers have failed to upgrade or replace their outdated textile machinery, it was claimed on Thursday.
Indonesian Textile Association (API) chairman, Lili Asdjudiredja, said many producers were using machines made in the mid-80s and the delay in upgrading them had hurt the competitiveness of the country's textile industry.
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