Shenzhen, China, 14 Feb – Textile and clothing exports from Shenzhen rose 178.65 percent to US$16.167 billion in 2006, making the special economic area the biggest Chinese exporter of those products, according to official figures.
Figures from China’s customs service showed that the increase in exports was mainly due to clothing and other sewn textile items as textile exports rose 17.58 percent and clothing exports rose 225.8 percent.
Textile and clothing products from Shenzhen in 2006 were mainly exported to Romania, Hong Kong, Turkey, Bulgaria and Canada.
But sales to Romania and Bulgaria rose significantly as in 2005 those two countries accounted for 1 percent of sales, but in 2006 they accounted for 24 percent and 6 percent, respectively.
Shenzhen is a special economic area of China located next to the special administrative region of Hong Kong.
In 2006 textile and clothing exports from Guangdong province, where Shenzhen is located, rose 60.05 percent to US$35.627 billion, making the province the biggest exporter of those products, overtaking Zhejiang. (macauhub)