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Tunisian Clothing Exports to European Market Up 11 Percent (Cettex)




The Tunisian clothing exports on the European market were up by 11.27% in the first 8 months of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020, according to the results of an analysis conducted by the Textile Technical Centre (CETTEX) on the European clothing imports. In value, exports stood at about €1.1 billion during the first 8 months of 2021. Tunisia is the EU's 9th largest supplier of clothing with a market share of 2.69%, according to this analysis published Tuesday. Despite a drop in European imports, some suppliers increased their clothing exports to the EU, including Tunisia, achieving better returns with an increase of 11.2% of their exports to this market. Tunisian exports of jeans to the European market were worth about €208 million in 2021, against €180 million during the same period in 2020, up 15.96%. Tunisia is the EU's 4th supplier, after Bangladesh, Turkey and Pakistan, with a market share of 9.07% in value and quantity. This jeans export value equates to 11.59 million pieces of exported denim trousers against 9.9 million pieces exported in 2020. The average price per piece showed a decrease of 5% during the first 8 months of 2021, compared to the same period in 2020. As the main supplier of Jeans to the EU, Tunisia holds the highest average price of €18.01 per piece against €18.14 for the same period of 2020. These results show that Tunisia confirms once again its know-how on the top-of-the-range Jeans niche, according to this analysis.


//Tunisia is the EU's 2nd largest supplier of workwear//

Tunisia's exports of workwear in value to the European market rose by 21.49% during the first 8 months of 2021. Accordingly, Tunisia is classified as the EU's 2nd supplier of workwear after China, with a market share of 17.33%. Actually, Tunisia has strengthened its positioning on the EU, recording a growth of 18.55% compared to the same period in 2022. In value, Tunisia's exports to the EU in workwear during the first 8 months of 2021 were worth €173.6 million for a volume of 5.2 million pieces, and an average price of €33.1. In terms of average price per piece, Tunisia is second (€33.1), after Turkey (€50.2) which holds the highest price. The EU imports 73 million pieces of workwear with an average price of €13.71.