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Turkey - Clothing and textile sector worst-hit - May 31, 2020

The clothing and textile sector, a vital source of employment and revenues, has become the worst-hit industry in the coronavirus crisis. Industrial production data, released by the Turkish Statistical Institute last week, shows that clothing and textile production in March, when the coronavirus officially reached Turkey, shrank respectively by 20% and 14% from February. The industry employs some 1.3 million people in the manufacturing field, including unregistered workers, but an equally large labour force works in distribution and marketing.

 

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