BizVibe: African Countries Enjoy the Growing Textile and Apparel Industry, While Others Struggle

Overview of the textiles industry in Zimbabwe and Tanzania. (Graphic: Business Wire)

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LONDON--()--Emerging African countries are becoming increasingly popular sourcing hubs in the global textile and apparel market. While some countries are enjoying the success of the fast-developing textiles sector and increasing apparel export earnings, others are still struggling to keep the industry afloat. Details about the industrial growth in Tanzania and the struggle in Zimbabwe are some of this week’s top stories on BizVibe. BizVibe is the world’s smartest B2B marketplace and allows users to discover high quality leads, contact prospects, and source quotes. Register today to connect with over seven million companies around the globe.

Tanzania’s Textile and Apparel Industry Grows Thanks to Rising Cotton Production

The textile and clothing industry in Tanzania has enjoyed a substantial growth over the recent years, mainly driven by its low production cost, preferential trade access, improving industrial infrastructure, and ample availability of raw cotton.

Increasing cotton production is one of the main factors to drive the industry. The estimated cotton production in the country is likely to be 300,000 tonnes for the 2017 season. Figures also show that the total value of Tanzania’s cotton exports rose by 55% in 2016, reaching USD 46.8 million from USD 30.2 million a year ago. Today, Tanzania is also the world’s fourth largest producer of organic cotton.

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Zimbabwe’s Apparel Industry Struggles Despite Apparel Exports Increase

Zimbabwe’s textile and apparel manufacturing sector has experienced a significant growth over the past five years, with export values growing from USD 3.1 million in 2012 to USD 8.2 million in 2016, representing an impressive growth rate of 165% over the five-year period.

However, the growing export value doesn’t really change the fact that the country’s textile and apparel industry is still facing some huge challenges, such as the country’s bad economy performance, incompetence with cheap imports, low productivity, out of date technology, lack of investment and government support, etc.

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Jesse Maida
Media & Marketing Executive
media@bizvibe.com

Contacts

BizVibe
Jesse Maida
Media & Marketing Executive
media@bizvibe.com