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In total, exports from the textile and clothing industry grew by 17.4% in value compared to 2019 and 13.1% more than in 2021. Among the top 10 markets, all recorded increases in 2022 compared to 2021, in particular Spain (+2.9% to 1.42 billion euros), France (+20.8% to 941.8 million euros), Germany (+17.1% to 539.1 million euros), the US (+6.8% to 476.8 million euros) and Italy (+17% to 451.7 million euros).
Compared to 2019, the last year before the pandemic, the industry grows in all the most relevant markets, with the exception of the Spanish market (with a drop of 10.9%, equivalent to 173.4 million euros less).
In a volume analysis, there was a rise of 3.8% compared to 2019, but a fall of 0.8% compared to 2021, for a total of 523.56 million tonnes (527.65 million tonnes in 2021).