By  on December 3, 2013

GENEVA — Boosted by economic recovery and growing demand in the U.S. and other advanced economies, apparel production in industrialized countries posted the first increase since 2010, growing 0.4 percent in the third quarter compared with the same period last year.

Production in developing nations gained 7.3 percent in the period, lifting global output in the sector 5.1 percent in the three months through September, a report by the Vienna-based U.N. Industrial Development Organization said Tuesday.

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