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Egypt's ready-made garments exports record $406 mln in Q1 2019

Egypt's ready-made garments exports record $406 mln in Q1 2019

Cairo:  Egypt's ready-made garments exports have increased two percent in the first quarter of 2019 to reach $406 million compared to $397 million in the same period of 2018, the Textile Export Council said in a fresh report Sunday.

The sector's exports declined 0.4 percent in March 2019 to reach $129 million compared to 130 million in the same month of 2018.

The United States topped importing countries of the Egyptian ready-made garments in 2019's first quarter, recording $224 million, compared to $193 million in the same period of 2018.

Exports to the UAE increased 334 percent to reach $7 million in the first three months of 2019 compared to $2 million in the same period in 2018.

Canada's imports from the Egyptian textiles rose 84 percent to reach $5 million.  Source: Ahram Online

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