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Textile Outlook International
Issue 133:
January-February 2008

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Editorial: Sri Lankan Clothing Firms Invest in India (6 pages)
Prospects for the Textile and Garment Industry in Cambodia (29 pages)
Profile of Iconix Brand Group: A Unique Business Model for Maximising Brand Value (16 pages)
Textiles and Clothing in Sri Lanka: Profiles of Five Companies (23 pages)
Textile Lobbyists in Brussels (19 pages)
Fibres and Fabrics for Performance Footwear

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Prospects for the Textile and Garment Industry in Cambodia

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Cambodia?s garment industry has evolved from nowhere in the mid- 1990s to become the country?s most important manufacturing sector. This meteoric rise has been aided by more settled political and social conditions following the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime and by the adoption of an open market economy.

In particular, the government has provided strong encouragement for foreign investors through a series of generous incentives, while exports have benefited from preferential access to the all-important markets of the USA and the EU.

As a result, garment manufacturing now accounts for around 14% of the country?s GDP and for 82% of exports, as well as employing 45% of its manufacturing workforce.

This momentum appears set to continue, although there are a number of serious impediments to overcome. The sector is uncomfortably dependent on imported raw materials for its production. Also, the country?s infrastructure requires huge investment in power generation and transport.

There is a need also for the sector to utilise more high-tech manufacturing equipment rather than depending on low cost labour as a means of retaining international competitiveness. The industry would benefit too if more value adding processes such as design and marketing came under domestic control.

On balance, though, the dynamism and vibrancy which have characterised the garment industry?s recent development look set to continue.

Table of Contents
Prospects for the Textile and Garment Industry in Cambodia
  • Summary
  • Development of the Textile and Garment Industry in Cambodia
  • Importance of the Textile and Garment Industry to the Cambodian Economy
  • Cambodia: Country Background
  • Cambodia: Infrastructure
  • Cambodia: Human Resources
  • Structure of the Garment Industry in Cambodia
  • Production Trends and Products Manufactured by the Cambodian Garment Industry
  • Cambodian Textile and Garment Exports and Imports
  • Production Technology and Machinery in the Cambodian Garment Industry
  • Foreign Investment in the Cambodian Textile and Garment Industry
  • Cambodian Government Policies and Investment Incentives
  • Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
  • Future Prospects

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 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.
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 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.
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