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China exports more clothes that any other territory in the world. East Asia, the region in which China is located, exports over five times as many clothes (US$ net) as any other region.

Of all earnings from international trade, 7% is earned from clothing exports. This category includes cloth as well as clothes, footwear and bags. It is possible that cloth is imported from one territory, sewn into a garment in a second territory, and then exported for sale in a third territory. Throughout this process the materials will usually gain value.

"... Bangladesh ... relies on garments for more than three-quarters of its exports." Roland Buerk, 2005

Territory size shows the proportion of worldwide net exports of clothes (in US$) that come from there. Net exports are exports minus imports. When imports are larger than exports the territory is not shown.


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