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Costa Rican textile and garment exports nosedive

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Textile and apparel exports from declined sharply from about $404 million in 2006 to $191 million in 2012 (excluding December for which figures are yet to be released), according to data from Promotora del Comercio Exterior de Costa Rica.

In fact, Costa Rican textile exports have dipped significantly since early 2000, when they reached a peak of $685 million.

Although the US still remains the primary market for Costa Rican textiles and clothing, last year’s exports were nearly three times less than in 2006.

Source: fibre2fashion