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Textile industry second largest sector after oil sector in UAE

Midhat M Abu Ghazaleh, CEO, Abughazaleh Trading Company (ABCO), said that UAE textile industry is the largest trading sector in the country after oil, and is also one of the biggest employment providers in the industrial sector, Trade Arabia reported. The country’s textile exports cover more than 50 countries in Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and Europe, while major exporters are China, South Korea, Japan and Indonesia, Midhat added. The industry occupies an important place in the economy as a whole and particularly in Dubai, because of its contribution to the industrial output, employment generation and foreign exchange earnings, said Abu Ghazaleh.