Argentinian clothing brand Falabella store. Shutterstock.
Argentina’s clothing, leather and footwear production soared 68.6 percent year-on-year in March, according to data from the country’s National Institute of Statistics and Census (Indec).
Footwear and apparel production grew 100 percent and 68.4 percent respectively, compared to the same month a year earlier. Meanwhile, leather production rose 9.2 percent.
The rise can be attributed to the reactivation of the clothing sector as Argentina’s economy slowly comes back to life following the pandemic. Production of yarn and textile materials were also up in March.
However, Indec also revealed that preparation and spinning of textile fibres declined significantly, recording a 60.1 percent year-on-year drop in March due to weather conditions delaying the cotton harvest.