According to China’s General Administration of Customs, the nation’s exports of textiles and apparel in January-June 2018 increased by 2.6% year-on-year to US$127.52 billion (provisional). First-half exports of textiles climbed 10.3% to US$58.33 billion, while those of apparel decreased by 2.0% to US$69.19 billion. June exports of textiles and apparel grew by 4.6% over the same month of last year to US$25.48 billion. Textile exports rose 10.6% to US$10.68 billion, thus rising for the third consecutive month, and those of apparel were up 0.1% to US$14.79 billion.
According to statistics compiled by The Japan Textiles Importers Association based on Ministry of Finance trade statistics, the nation’s imports of apparel in May 2018 increased by 13.0% compared to the same month of last year to 326.82 million units valued at 195,739 million yen (up 13.9%). The import volume and value increased for the second consecutive month. May imports of woven garments grew 17.3% and 14.9% respectively to 131.30 million units worth 106,643 million yen, and those of knitwear rose 10.6% and 12.9% respectively to 205.52 million units valued at 89,096 million yen. Apparel imports from China increased by 11.0% and 10.7% respectively to 217.25 million units worth 118,768 […]
Seiko Epson Corp. announced that it would start production and sales of Monna Lisa Evo Tre, the latest model of the Monna Lisa digital inkjet textile printing machine series, in Japan. Epson has been producing and selling its digital textile printing machines mainly in Europe. As the company continues to strengthen its Japanese production with this product, sales will also begin in Japan, and will be expanded to the Asia-Oceania region. This will enable Epson to advance its digital printing business globally, and accelerate the shift toward digital printing with the use of inkjet printing machines in the textile printing sector. Monna Lisa Evo Tre is equipped with Epson’s […]