According to the World Trade Organization, annual international textile exports generate more than $200 billion. Fabric is spun, finished and colored and to make clothing and other products such as mattresses, carpets, curtains and fiberglass for mirrors and windows. According to WTO statistics, the US textile industry is the third largest exporter of textile products internationally, with over $13 billion in exports in 2009. While 75% of these exports go to countries in the Western Hemisphere that the United States has free trade or preferential trade agreements, the industry has also built up export markets in some surprising places, like China, which now purchases half a billion dollars a year in U.S. textile products. Overall, the U.S. textile industry has export markets exceeding $100 million in over 20 countries. Additionally, the U.S. textile industry is also one of the more important employers in the manufacturing sector, with more than 237,000 workers, representing 2 percent of the U.S. manufacturing workforce.
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This is an excellent starting point for businesses looking to market to professionals in the Textile Industry, looking to work closely with companies who have experience in the textile industry, or simply offer a product or service that might be useful in the demand for textiles.
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