GENEVA — Global textile production in the third quarter increased by 3.8 percent, but grew only 1.2 percent for apparel compared to the same period a year earlier, a United Nations report said.
The advances were led by developing and emerging economies, which posted an increase of 4.9 percent for textiles and 3.9 percent for apparel, while output in industrialized economies expanded by 0.9 percent for textiles and contracted by 5.8 percent for apparel.
During July to September, textile production among emerging economies registered increases of 6.4 percent in China, 0.9 percent in Turkey, 0.4 percent in India and 0.3 percent in Mexico, but also witnessed declines of 1.9 percent in Indonesia and 6.8 percent in Russia, the report by the Vienna-based U.N. Industrial Development Organization said.
In the same period, textile production among industrialized countries increased by 13.4 percent in Canada and by 2.7 percent in the United States, reflecting the strengthening of the economic recovery.
Gains in textile output, UNIDO said, also were registered by Italy, up 3.7 percent and France, up 1.5 percent, while Germany reported no growth.
Similarly, apparel output during the third quarter among developing and emerging economies delivered increases of 7 percent in China, 2 percent in Indonesia, and 0.5 percent in Turkey, but also registered falls of 8.2 percent in Peru, 7.1 percent in Mexico, and 4.6 percent in India.
Among industrialized countries, apparel production increased by only 0.1 percent in the United States, 6.9 percent in Germany, and 5.9 percent in France, UNIDO data show.
Overall, global manufacturing output increased by 3 percent in the third quarter compared with the same period last year, with major contributions coming from China and the U.S. Manufacturing output in developing and emerging economies expanded by 6.9 percent but increased by only 1.2 percent in industrialized economies.
U.S. manufacturing output rose by 4.4 percent and by 6.1 percent in Canada, 3.4 percent in the United Kingdom and 1 percent in Germany, but fell by 1.1 percent in Italy.
Among developing and emerging economies, China registered a gain of 9.1 percent and Indonesia an increase of 6.2 percent, while Brazil posted a decline of 5.3 percent.