Tajik textile-apparel exports rise 30% in Jan-Aug 2018

2018/10 18 12:10

Tajik textile-apparel exports rise 30% in Jan-Aug 2018

Tajikistan’s production of textile and apparel rose by 30 per cent in the first eight months of this year making more than $89.6 million, according to the country’s ministry of energy and industry. The industrial production index in the sector rose by 29.1 per cent due to an increase in the output of cotton fibre, fabric, carpets, carpet products and hosiery. Textile exports amounted to more than $149.6 million for the said period—$ 71.6 million, or 92 per cent, more than the same period last year. Out of that, over $106.9 million is accounted for by exports of cotton fibre, a top news portal in the region reported citing a statistics agency of the country. Tajikistan is also successfully implementing the International Trade Centre (ITC) program, aimed at supporting the development of the textile and clothing industry and improving the quality management infrastructure. (DS)

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