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Textile Outlook International
Issue 107:
September-October 2003

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Editorial: The “Big Bang”: Winners and Losers in the Textile and Clothing Industry in 2005 and Beyond
World textile and apparel trade and production trends, September-October 2003
Survey of the European Yarn Fairs for Autumn/Winter 2004/05
Clothing Retailing in China
Profile of the Textile and Clothing Industry in Portugal
Competitiveness of the Hong Kong Apparel Industry: From Manufacturer to Fashion Hub

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Profile of the Textile and Clothing Industry in Portugal
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Textiles and clothing represent Portugal’s largest industrial sector. In 2001 the industry accounted for 19.4% of total exports and employed 225,869 people, providing some 24.8% of total manufacturing employment in the country. Small enterprises dominate. Of the 13,069 firms in the industry in 2001, some 70.3% employed fewer than ten people.

Membership of the EU has enabled the Portuguese textile and clothing industry to develop its trade with the rest of Europe. In 2001 EU member states took 83.4% of Portuguese exports and supplied 78.8% of the country’s imports. In terms of turnover, Portugal is the seventh largest textile producer in the EU and the sixth biggest producer of clothing.

By late 2002, however, the Portuguese textile and clothing industry was experiencing difficulties. A number of firms went bankrupt while others relocated their operations in an attempt to reduce costs, resulting in a large number of redundancies.

In the past, the Portuguese textile and clothing industry was able to compete on the basis of low wage levels. But new shifts in global production have resulted in the relocation of production to Portugal’s low cost neighbours in East European and Mediterranean countries, with a consequent loss of jobs. To survive, Portugal’s producers need to adapt to these new conditions by moving away from their present model of low cost operations and embracing the challenges posed by innovation, creativity and marketing.

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Six times a year, Textile Outlook International provides up to 200 pages of expert comment and analysis. A subscription provides an overview of the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. It is essential reading for senior executives in the fibre, textile and apparel industries – and for anyone who is not involved in the industry, but needs to quickly gain an understanding of the key issues.
Reports in Textile Outlook International include:
 country profiles – providing a comprehensive guide to the textile and clothing industries in a range of countries and regions. The reports include an economic and political profile together with a comprehensive overview of the main issues, plus an outlook for the future.
 company profiles – giving you the opportunity to learn from strategies employed by others. Companies profiled recently include retailers, manufacturers, innovators and sourcing companies involved in textiles and apparel as well as smaller companies which illustrate the opportunities for firms which are interested in selected sourcing locations.
 trends in world textile and apparel trade and production – taking into account current issues facing the industry – such as global fibre prices; competition from China and other low cost countries; the elimination of quotas and imposition of selective new ones; relocation of production operations; the impact of economic factors affecting trade; international trade agreements; trade promotion agreements (TPAs); and much more.
 trends in EU and US imports of textiles and clothing – providing comprehensive statistical data and analysis of the top ten supplying countries to the EU and US markets. These reports are updated each year and contain value and volume data as well as average prices and analyses of trends for up to 15 product categories.
 innovations, technological developments, business development opportunities, individual sector analysis and political implications which affect players in the global fibre, textile and apparel industries. Some of the topics which have been covered in recent reports include: new innovations in the textile and clothing industry, such as environmentally friendly textiles, plant based fibres, and developments in textile colorants; innovations in textile machinery; and overviews of the European swimwear, hosiery and lingerie markets.
So whether you are involved in fibres, textiles or clothing – in manufacturing, spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing, import/export, retailing – or if you are in education or consultancy or investment or finance, a subscription to Textile Outlook International will tell you what you need to know about the key trends in the industry.
Textile Outlook International is available on subscription – either in printed format only, or in printed and electronic format. If you choose the printed only option, you will receive 6 printed publications a year, containing a total of 30 reports plus editorials written by Robin Anson, our editorial director and in-house industry expert.
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In addition, you will be able to download PDF files containing the same information – but the PDF files will be available immediately on publication, so you don’t have to wait for the printing and mailing. You also have all the benefits of electronic files: instant access even when you are away from the office; convenient storage in your PC or laptop; portability; electronic search facility; and copy/paste facility.

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