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Greek Exports of Clothing and Textiles Up 23.7% in Jan-Sept

November 24, 2021

ATHENS – Greek exports of clothing and textiles totaled 1.4 billion euros in the January-September period this year, up 23.7% from the corresponding period in 2020, Greek Fashion said in a report on Wednesday. More specifically, exports of clothing grew 19.2% to 700 million euros, from 582 million in 2020, while exports of textiles rose 12.8% to 330 million euros. Exports from the primary sector (cotton) grew 47% to 360 million euros in the nine-month period.

Greek Fashion, in an announcement said that the clothing/textile sector is recovering from the pandemic crisis and noted that all economic indicators showed double digit growth rates (industrial production grew 15.2% in clothing and 10.8% in textiles).

Imports of clothing and textiles grew 9.7% in the nine-month period (clothing 6.6% and textiles 18.8%), while retail sales grew 23.7% in the January-September period (clothing 24.7% totaling 1.8 billion euros). Retail sales were up 9% compared with 2019 levels.

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