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Turkey is the third-largest exporter of clothes to the EU, the bloc’s statistical authority said Friday.

“The EU imported clothes worth €154 billion [$166 billion] in 2019, just over half of which came from non-EU Member States (52%, or €80 billion),” Eurostat said.

“Imports of clothes from non-EU countries came mainly from China (€23 billion, or 29% of total extra-EU clothes), Bangladesh (€15 billion, 19%) and Turkey (€9 billion, 11%),” it said.

Over the last decade, imports of clothing to the bloc increased in value by 62%.

Germany stood out as the largest importer of clothes from non-EU countries.

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