By mid-December, Indonesian exports of textile and textile products in 2017 had reached a value of US$12.4bn, exceeding the Indonesian Textile Association’s (API) target of US$11.8bn, largely as a result of robust demand from South East Asia and the Middle East.
According to API chairman Ade Sudrajat, Indonesia’s textile exports rose around 5% year on year in 2017. This was a good performance because the country’s textile exports had been stagnant in the 2012-2016 period, and global textile demand actually declined last year, he said.
However, Indonesian textile exports to the US and Japan fell 2% year on year in 2017, and demand from the EU fell 3%.
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