Asia Apparel Expo

Asia Apparel Expo

September 3rd, 2020
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Currently, 9,818 industrial units are active in Iran’s textile and apparel industries licensed by the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade, constituting 11% of all industrial entities in the country.

These units have created more than 290,000 direct jobs, accounting for 13% of all industrial jobs in Iran.

The above figures were reported by director general of Textile and Clothing Department at the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade, Afsaneh Mehrabi, as reported by the ministry’s official news service Shata.

The textile and apparel industry is one of the oldest, biggest and the most important industries in the world, which has been able to gain a strong industrial, economic and social position in terms of high job creation, earnings and added value in most countries, including advanced economies.

The industry has a major share in developing a country’s industrial production, job creation and exports, and plays an important role in those countries’ advancement.

The global textile and apparel industry’s exports, amounting to $800 billion per annum, make up 6.5% of the world’s industrial exports and 4.5% of the world’s total exports.

Iran’s textile and clothing industry’s $850 million worth of annual exports (excluding hand-woven carpets) constitute a 0.1% share in global markets.

Including hand-woven carpets, the figure stood at more than $1.2 billion in the last Iranian year (March 2016-17).

“Textile exports alone stood at over $620 million last year, registering a 1% increase year-on-year,” Mehr News Agency quoted Alireza Haeri, former chairman of the Association of Iran Textile Industries as saying.

Textile flooring topped the list of exports in this sector, with a 45% share (around $280 million).

According to Mehrabi, Iran is the 36th biggest exporter of textile products and the 90th biggest exporter of apparel in the world.

Taking into account both textile and clothing products, the ranking stands at 59th.

As for imports, over $1.6 billion worth of textile products were imported into Iran last year. Taking into account the related equipment and machinery, the figure reaches $1.9 billion.

The main import was fabrics worth $500 million–70% more compared to the previous year. Other major products imported were fiber ($440 million) and yarn ($300 million).

In addition, the import of black fabrics used to make chador (a full body-length fabric worn by many Iranian women) saw a 73% increase compared to the year before to stand at $125 million.

The above-mentioned value of imports, Haeri said, only pertains to legal imports.

To reach a more realistic figure on the total amount of imports, a further $2-3 billion should be added to include illegal imports, which would bring the total amount of textile product into Iran last year to $4-5 billion.

Since the first edition in 2012, ASIA APPAREL EXPO has established its reputation as a convenient marketplace for European buyers to see, select and source from the price-competitive MADE IN ASIA apparel and workwear manufacturers on show.

ASIA APPAREL EXPO is open to all apparel sourcing professionals, brand manufacturers, trading companies, wholesalers, multiple retailers, chain stores, department stores, agents, designers, private label and buying offices.

Berlin has established itself as one of the key trading and business meeting hubs in Europe. Centrally located, with easy access from both Western and Eastern Europe, and over 580 hotels providing 45,000 rooms, Berlin is an ideal location for European buyers to meet with Asian suppliers. If you source production and supply from Asian manufacturers, join us in June 2020 and meet and source directly from experienced clothing and fashion apparel suppliers working with European companies on finished garments, contract manufacturing and private label development. Pre-registration is now available. Email for further information.

For its NINTH edition, ASIA APPAREL EXPO presents a carefully-selected group of over 450 high-quality Asian companies with a wide range of apparel and footwear products, covering men’s, women’s and children’s wear, knitwear, denim, footwear, fabrics and textiles, as well as trimmings and accessories.

By offering more low-cost flights than other European cities, Berlin has become one of the most accessible locations in Europe. Over 170 destinations, including 127 in Europe and others in more than 50 countries are served by Berlin. Plus over 580 hotels offering nearly 45,000 rooms, travel accommodation in the city is the cheapest in Germany.
The venue MESSE BERLIN, home to a third of the twelve most important, best-known German trade shows, is an interlinked fairground of 26 exhibition halls, covering a display area of 160,000 square metres.

Getting to the fair venue is easy and stress-free. Direct access to the exhibition centre from one of the world’s best public transport systems means that getting there is always quick and easy. An urban motorway close to the centrally located exhibition grounds provides a direct link with Berlin’s international airports. A total of 12,000 parking spaces are available in and around the venue. There are taxi ranks, underground/ light rail stations and bus stops next to the entrances. Berlin’s excellent public transport system will take you swiftly and in comfort to any destination of your choice.

These days it’s a city of many faces and has regained its place as an international powerhouse. After a busy day at the expo, Berlin offers a wide and outstanding range of cultural and culinary attractions and leisure possibilities. Take your pick from Europe´s largest museum complex (a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site), over 50 theatres, 3 opera houses and numerous restaurants. Excellent transport links and a wide range of attractive hotels offering outstanding value for money make Berlin the ideal place to visit for business.



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