El Salvador: Textiles Expect 25% Growth

The textile and apparel sector is expected to close the year with a 25% increase in exports.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Patricia Figueroa, executive director of the Chamber of the Textile, Clothing and Free Zones of El Salvador (CAMTEX), praised the strength of the sector, which despite lack of investments and reduction of staff, has succeeded in increasing exports.

Laprensagrafica.com reports, "Moreover, the industry says they hope to achieve an agreement with the Government to amend the Free Zones Law, but without altering the benefits which encouraged them to invest in the country, as the Organization World Trade Organization (WTO) stated that it should be removed by December 31st, 2015.”



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By September 2011, exports of Nicaraguan textiles and clothing had reached $1007 million, 37% more than in the same period in 2010.

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The lastest report from the Nicaraguan Association of the Textile and Apparel Industry (Anitec), indicated that while this sector had grown 37% in Nicaragua, the rate was 17.4% in Guatemala, 13.5% in Honduras and 9.9% in El Salvador, while Costa Rica registered a decrease of -2.7%.

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In 2010 the sector reported revenues of $ 1.793 million compared to $ 1.422 million in 2009.

Patricia Figueroa, director of the Chamber of Textile Apparel (CAMTEX), said they hope to continue growing in 2011 despite the increase in prices in raw materials, including cotton.

Caution in Salvadoran Textile Industry

November 2010

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

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.

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