The textile industry has become a "stabilizer" for foreign trade and export


Over the past 40 years of reform and opening up, the te […]

Over the past 40 years of reform and opening up, the textile industry has maintained stable and healthy development and played a stabilizing role in previous economic fluctuations. The status of the pillar industry has not been shaken.

In 1978, the export value of the textile industry was 2.154 billion US dollars, accounting for 22.1% of the country's total exports. In 1994, China became the world's largest exporter of textiles and clothing products, and it has remained since. In 2017, textile and clothing exports totaled US$274.51 billion, which was 127.4 times the 1978 figure.

It accounts for 12.13% of the country’s total exports and 36.8% of the global textile and clothing trade. The industry’s net foreign exchange income is US$241.9 billion, accounting for 57.3% of the country.

The textile industry is committed to improving people's livelihood and serving the people.

In the livelihood fields of clothing, food, housing and transportation, clothing can best meet the needs of people's livelihood, and the status of the civilian production industry is increasing.

In 1978, the textile industry employed 3.112 million people, accounting for 7.2% of the national industrial enterprises.

In 2017, the entire industry employs more than 20 million people.

In 2015, there were 9.462 million employees in enterprises above designated size, accounting for 10% of the country.

The textile industry and many textile companies rely on the platform of the Canton Fair and a bridge to the world.

As a window for China to show the world to the world and understand China from the world, the Canton Fair has witnessed and contributed to the great achievements of China's textile industry as a powerful textile power in the world.

With the continuous development of reform and opening up, the Canton Fair will also provide more small and medium-sized textile and garment enterprises with opportunities to explore the international market.

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