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China and bangladesh factors push surakarta garment performance

China and bangladesh factors push surakarta garment performance Source:
Date: 25-07-2013
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Garment production in Surakarta, Central Java back up, triggered by the opening of new markets in Bangladesh and China beyond the traditional markets in Europe. Vice Chairman of the Indonesian Textile Association (API) Central Java Joko Santoso said exports to Bangladesh and China encouraged businessmen there tend to import rather than manufacture.

"Personal safety becomes a serious concern in Bangladesh. Especially after the accident some time ago," he said.
As in China, to the high labor costs make employers choose to import. "Moreover, high taxes also interfere with the production of garments," he said. Joko assess bright garment exports like fresh air amid the decline of textile exports. European textile export destination tends to fall lately.
Department of Industry and Trade Data Surakarta mention exports and textile products fell from the previous U.S. $ 2.548 million in May, to U.S. $ 1.189 million as of June this year.
Head of Foreign Trade Department of Industry and Trade Surakarta, Endang Kurnia Maharani, said not only exports and textile products declined. Commodities such as batik and furniture also experienced a decline in the city which is also known as Solo.
For batik, export value was U.S. $ 1.421 million in May this year. Number decreased to U.S. $ 880 thousand in June. Same period, the furniture down from U.S. $ 165 thousand to U.S. $ 90.7 thousand.
In total, the value of exports in June 2013 lower than the previous month. Total exports in June amounted to USD 2,528 million, down considerably when compared to the value of exports in May amounted to U.S. $ 4.642 million in April U.S. $ 2.620 million in March U.S. $ 2.717 million, U.S. $ 3.444 million in February, and January U.S. $ 4.685 million. "Because of the crisis in Europe has not improved, so influential," said Endang.
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