Web Exclusive | January 2017
2 African markets hold vast scope for MMF textiles
Come March, the Synthetic Textile Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) will be participating in exclusive Indian Textile Exhibitions (INTEXPO) in Ethiopia (March 6th & 7th, 2017) and Kenya (March 9th and 10th, 2017). SRTEPC is in visiting its members to participate in these exhibitions since it sees a lot of scope for man-made textiles in these two African nations. The incentives for member participation include early bird discounts and Marketing Development Assistance, says SRTEPC.
Highlights of the Ethiopian textile market: Imports of textile & clothing by Ethiopia from the world were US$ 1145 million during 2015. India’s share in total imports of is nearly 10 per cent, worth $112 million in 2015. In this textile imports from world account for 47 per cent ($534.51 million), clothing imports for 41 per cent ($468.81 million) and made-ups for 12 per cent ($142 million). Ethiopia’s total imports of MMF textiles from the world during 2015 stood at $458.84 million, of which India’s share was only $74.32 million (16 per cent).
Highlights of the Kenyan textile market: Imports of textile & clothing by Kenya from the world were $2013.13 million during 2015, of which India’s share is nearly 5 per cent, worth $103 million. Textile imports of Kenya from the world account for nearly 42 per cent ($849.65 million), clothing imports for nearly 25 per cent ($498.99 million) and made-ups for 15 per cent ($297.72 million). Kenya’s total imports of MMF textiles from the world during 2015 stood at $335.69 million, of which India’s share was only $ 55.01 million (16 per cent).