TAIWAN: Textile Exports Fell by 8.2% To $1.054bn In October
The figures, which were released by the Taiwan Textile Federation, show October's export value grew by 1.05 per cent from the US$1.043 billion posted in September.
Breaking down the figures, yarn and fabric exports fell 7.5 per cent to US$742 million from October 2001; garments decreased 17.8 per cent to US$129 million; and other textile products slipped 2.9 per cent to US$183 million.
The latest statistics bring the cumulative export value all textile products between January and October 2002 to US$10.17 billion, a drop of 5.6 per cent on the same 10 months of last year. Of this, the value of garment exports fell 15.1 per cent from the US$1.52 billion posted in the January-October period of 2001; and yarns and fabric decreased 5.4 per cent to US$7.258 billion.
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