Six companies lead the list of textile importers in the country, where 14% of total imports correspond to nonwoven man-made or synthetic fibres.
The Costa Rican Chamber of Importers reports that "... this type of fabric (nonwoven synthetic filaments), weighing only 25 grams or less per square meter is 12.5%, followed by dyed fabrics with 3.3%. " The remaining 46.8% is represented by the heading 'other', which does not specify the type of fabrics in this group.
This retail sector in Costa Rica comprises about 248 importers of second-hand clothes who are now looking at the middle class market.
Although the prices of items range from $2 to $10, the large volumes handled by big chain stores make it a profitable business. Between 2007-12, used clothing imports rose by 50%, 87% came from the U.S. and 10% from Canada.
The Rincon Grande textile company announced yesterday that it will close its operations plant in the district of Grecia before the end of the year.
Rodolfo Molina, owner of the company and president of the Textile Chamber of Costa Rica (Cateco), said that the decision was taken due to the delays in approving and starting the FTA with the US, the Isthmus and the Dominican Republic.
INDUTEX main manufacturing business is the towel market, mops, cleaning cloths and yarns with products for the hotel segment and all the way through the popular segments.
Operates in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama
Phone: (502) 2326 5959 - (502) 4011 4489
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Operates in Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador
Phone: (504) 617-0591 - (504) 6170592