Record Exports for Nicaraguan Textile Industry

In 2010, Nicaraguan textile companies operating from free zones shipped a record figure of $1,018 million.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

According to Anitec, the association which represents these companies, the figure implies a 14% increase when compared to 2009 and a 8% increase if measured up against 2008 (formerly considered the best year ever).

As to volumes, last year they shipped 362.87 million square meters of textile products, 17.7% more than 2009 and 9.7% more than 2008, reported

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Nicaraguan Textile Exports Up

November 2010

Up to September, exports reported an increase of 10.8% over the same period in 2009.

According to the Nicaraguan Association of Textiles and Apparel (Anitec), foreign sales until September 2010 totaled $ 733.74 million.

"Although this sector only surfaced, considering the cumulative growth of 2008, the performance in September was slower than compared to last August, which increased 14.6 percent," published

Growth in Nicaraguan Textile Exports Slows

August 2010

Despite the slowdown, the country's growth in textile sales abroad is still the second fastest in the Central American region.

According to information from the Nicaraguan Association of Textile Manufacturers (ANITEC in Spanish), in the first six months of 2010 exports generated foreign exchange income worth $461 million, while in the same period of 2009 the figure was $408.

Salvadoran Textile Exports Up 21%

June 2010

Between January and April 2010 the country exported 21% more than in the same period of 2009.

A report from CAMTEX, the Chamber of Apparel and Textile Industries, detailed that in April 2010, Salvadoran exporters sold 20% than in the same month of 2009.

“Exports bound for Central America increased in $2.1 million”, reported the Central Bank of El Salvador (BCR), adding that exporting companies have recovered 4.336 jobs in these four months.

Slight Improvement for Nicaragua Textile Exports

May 2010

In the first quarter of 2010 the country exported 11.75% more textile goods than in the same period of 2009.

Data from the Nicaraguan Textile and Apparel Industry Association (Anitec) shows that $197.4 million were exported in the first three months of 2009, increasing to $220.6 million in 2010.

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