Chinese exports to the EU of Textiles and Apparel increased

The latest data from CCF Group showed that the EU’s 27 members’ textile and apparel imported from China in April showed a significant month-on-month increase, especially the significant increase in import value.

EU textile imports value in April amounted to EUR 4.75 billion up 536.7 % year-on-year and 447.8 % month-on-month respectively; that of apparel amounted to EUR 860 million, down 19.1 % year-on-year and 18.2 % month-on-month respectively.

Textiles accounted for a relatively large proportion in EU textile and apparel imports volume and value from China, which accounted for more than 80 %, indicating that the YoY improvement was mainly due to textile growth. As a result, the apparel import was still in a poor state, so what kind of product supports EU textile imports from China?

In April, COVID-19 spread outside China while the epidemic in China was controlled, and the situation of production resumption was tolerable. Therefore, export of prevention materials increased sharply, especially that of masks and protective clothing. It was reported that the export of protective materials such as medical masks and medical shoe covers was counted in HS code 630790 which increased rapidly to EUR 4.24 billion , 50 times than that in same period of last year and about 11 times than that in last month.