Total exports of used textiles by region, 2000, 2010 and 2019, percent by weight

Figure Created 16 Feb 2023 Published 27 Feb 2023 Last modified 27 Feb 2023
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Even though the export of used textiles from the EU has been increasing, in 2019, the EU was no longer the most important exporting region of the world. In 2000 the EU was responsible for more than 45% of the total exports of used textiles worldwide but its share has declined consistently since, and in 2019 Asia (37%) exported more used clothing than the EU (33%).

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Europe (non-EU) refers to countries within the continent of Europe, but that are not part of the EU. This includes Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia Herzegovina, Faeroe Islands, Georgia, Gibraltar, Greenland, Iceland, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Rep. of Moldova, Serbia, Montenegro, Switzerland, The Russian Federation, Ukraine.     


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