GENEVA — Apparel production in developing countries grew 5.7 percent in the third quarter of 2012 compared with the same period last year, with China and India registering gains and Brazil and Egypt declines, a United Nations report said.
Apparel production rose 5.1 percent in China and 5.7 percent in India, but dropped 7.6 percent in Brazil and 11 percent in Egypt, the report said. Industrialized countries also reported declines in apparel output in the third quarter, which included a 7.6 percent fall in Italy and a 3.7 percent drop in the U.S.
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