UE textile enterprises that imports cotton

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Dear Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

The UE textile enterprises list that produces clothes or textiles with imported cotton. I would like the list broken down with the following information: Brands or enterprises, amount and country of cotton imported, of the last 2 years.

Yours faithfully,

lorena rojas paz
Calle Juan Bravo 63, 3B

Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

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European Commission
Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
DG GROW/03 – Strategic Planning and Delivery Unit

Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

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Dear Ms Rojas Paz,


Thank you for your email with regard to imports of cotton.


Please find attached a table, based on Eurostat statistics, with the 2016
and 2017 EU import figures for cotton, chapter 52 of the Combined
Nomenclature. The statistics are presented in value and quantity.

In 2017 EU imports of cotton, for all tariff headings of chapter 52 of the
Combined Nomenclature, amounted to just over €3,2 billion. Italy, Germany
and Portugal were the three biggest importers.


Unfortunately, we don’t have available statistics for specific enterprises
that produce textile of imported cotton.


Trade statistics can be found at Eurostat’s website on trade in goods:




For further data you could contact the European Apparel and Textile




and Eurocoton




Yours sincerely,



European Commission
DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Tourism, Emerging and Creative Industries/Unit F4



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