One of the highlights of the Armenian textile industry’s performance in 2013 was a large year-on-year increase in clothing production. However, the country’s textile and clothing industries accounted for only 0.1% and 0.8% respectively of total industrial production in 2013, figures that have changed little in recent years.
Also noteworthy in 2013 was the large annual increase in value terms of exports of clothing and clothing accessories, and the high level of wool production. Recent years have seen the clothing sector place increasing emphasis on the development of the fashion segment.
The Armenian textile sector recorded a 30% year-on-year fall in production in 2013, following a decline of 30.1% in 2012, according to an analysis of data from the National Statistical Service.
In contrast, clothing production in 2013 was 8.9% higher year-on-year, following a 11.2% fall in 2012. In comparison, industrial output in Armenia in 2013 and 2012 increased by 6.9% and 8.8% respectively year-on-year.
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