Clothing production increases in Azerbaijan

The total volume of textile production reached 131.05 million manats in Azerbaijan in January-May 2019, which is 47.4 percent more than in the same period of 2018, Trendreports referring to the country’s State Statistical Committee.

Clothes production decreased by 0.1 percent and reached 57.22 million manats, while the production of leather goods and footwear decreased by 27.7 percent and amounted to 9.02 million manats in January-May 2019.

In total, yarn products, shoes, clothing and leather goods worth 197.3 million manats were produced in the country in January-May 2019 (a 56.1 percent increase over a year).

During the reported period, the retail turnover of yarn products, clothing and footwear reached 2.585 billion manats, having increased by 3.2 percent compared to the same period of 2018. In retail chains, consumers spend about 18 percent of money on clothes and shoes.

The prices for clothes decreased by 0.5 percent, while prices for fabrics increased by 0.1 percent in May compared to April. However, the prices of footwear remained unchanged. The prices for these products increased by 1.2 percent, 4.3 percent and 1 percent over a year, respectively.