Limited Supply of Textiles in Mexico

The domestic market is reported to be suffering from lack of adequate supply of raw materials, mainly cotton fabrics and denim, which have to be imported.

Friday, January 29, 2016 reports that "... the sector faces a shortage of textiles which is making production more difficult. According to Jalisco Arturo Vivanco Munoz, president of the National Chamber of Clothing Manufacturers (Canaive), manufacturers have to import denim and cotton fabrics, mainly. "

"... Vivanco Muñoz said that the demand for cotton by the industry is not being met in the country, and because they are not self-sufficient, imports need to be made. He also said that if successful textile companies could supply themselves from the manufacturing sector, imports would diminish significantly."

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Textile Trade Figures in Central America

July 2018

In the first quarter of the year, imports of yarns and textile supplies in Central America totaled $127 million, registering a 10% drop compared to the same period in 2017.

Figures from the Information System on the Textiles and Textile Supplies Market in Central America, compiled by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData: [GRAFICA caption = "Click to interact with graph"]

El Salvador: Protection for Textiles in Korea FTA

November 2016

In the agreement between the region and South Korea the rule of origin for Salvadoran Textiles was recognized, which will prevent the importation of fabrics to later be used in the manufacture of garments in El Salvador.

The Salvadoran government managed to include in the agreement the recognition by South Korea of a rule of origin for textiles, in order to protect the entire chain in a country where virtually all of the raw materials for the manufacture of garments are produced, with the exception of cotton.

Central American Textile Chain

October 2011

Guatemala's textile industry is changing from exporter of finished products to one that provides raw materials to manufacturers in other Central American countries.

The migration of maquila companies to Nicaragua, El Salvador and Honduras has generated an increased demand for industrial fabric and textile materials transforming the Guatemalan textile industry.

Cotton Price to Influence Textiles

November 2010

The record price achieved for cotton would increase operating costs for enterprises in 2011.

The contract for December delivery closed at $ 1.2463 a pound on Friday, versus $ 1.1971 the previous week, according to Dean Garcia, director of the Nicaraguan Association of Textile Industry. In the last three months the price has increased by 56%.

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