Caution in Salvadoran Textile Industry

Textile businessmen does not dare to raise expectations for next year.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

If there is an increase it would be minimal, said Edwin Zamora, president of the Chamber of the Textile, Clothing and Free Zones of El Salvador (CAMTEX).

The executive added that it all depends on the evolution of the U.S. economy.

"He even mentioned that the costs of raw materials, especially cotton, are of secondary concern," reported

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