However, with the export turnover achieved in 2020, Vietnam’s textile and garment industry is still a bright spot in export activities, especially in the context that the total world textile and apparel demand has decreased by nearly 20% (from 740 billion USD to 600 billion USD), the competing countries in the textile and garment sector all have a decrease of 15-20% even nearly 30% due to long isolation.
Having the above results is thanks to the effective disease control, which has helped Vietnam be the only country in the top 5 largest textile and garment exporting countries in the world without being isolated and not stopped production, thereby contributing to hold the market share of Vietnam’s fashion and textile industry in major markets.
Vietnamese enterprises have turned step by step to meet the world’s consumer needs and maintain production, exports retain workers through the transition to production and increase the export of goods necessary for epidemic prevention and high-use products in the house to compensate for the shortage of traditional export orders including : masks, work protective clothing, medical clothing, curtains, curtains, carpets, night clothes.
According to the statistics of the General Department of Customs, only these 4 groups of goods increased with a value of 1.42 billion USD compared to 2019: masks reached about 817 million USD; labor protection gear reached 756 million USD (up 283%, equivalent to 559 million USD); curtains, blinds and rugs with USD 415 million (up 3.7%, equivalent to USD 15 million); nightwear reached 221.9 million USD (up 12.5%, equivalent to 25 million USD); medical clothes reached 160.9 million USD (up 17.5%, equivalent to 23 million USD).
Source: ndh.vn – Translated by fintel.vn