European fashion industry is showing strong strength. In September 2017, total sales of textile, apparel and footwear products in Europe increased 8.5% from a year earlier in 2016 and a 2.7% increase from August 2017.
According to the official report released by Eurostatat Eurostat under the EU, the European fashion industry rebounded sharply after suffering a decline in sales in January 2017 (-2.8%). In addition, retail sales in Europe in September increased by 8.8% from a year earlier, an increase of 3.2%.
The recovery and even strong growth of the European fashion industry is closely linked to the rally in the European tourism market. Many terrorist attacks in mainland Europe since 2015 have cast a shadow over Europe's trendy retail and travel shopping fashion. MKG, a research firm, said in January that the French hospitality industry lost about 675 million U.S. dollars in revenue in 2016. However, in the fourth quarter of last year, the number of French tourists rebounded slightly and gradually returned to stability.
Global Blue Blue, a leading international tax refund service, also recently released a review of the European tax rebate consumer market. It shows that the turnover of European tax rebate shopping in the first nine months of 2017 increased by 11% over the same period of last year. The turnover of the British tax rebate shopping in the first three quarters of 2017 increased by 22% over the previous year, becoming the largest increase in the market, followed by Spain 18%, Italy 8%, France 7% (see the "Gorgeous" report : Global Blue Alliance: European tax rebate shopping return to growth track, the Chinese consumer accounted for up to 28%).
In addition to the recovery of the tourism market, the growth of the European fashion industry also benefited from the growth of exports of various sub-categories and the recovery of the mainstream enterprises in the industry.
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