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Cameroon: XAF126.4bln spent on second-hand outfit imports between 2015 and 2017, with a XAF43.8bln peak in 2015

Cameroon: XAF126.4bln spent on second-hand outfit imports between 2015 and 2017, with a XAF43.8bln peak in 2015
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(Business in Cameroon) - Over the period from 2015 to 2017, the Cameroonian retailers disbursed a total of XAF126.4 billion to purchase second-hand clothes from Europe, the trade minister announced.

In detail, these imports reached a peak amount of XAF43.8 billion in 2015, before declining to XAF42 billion in 2016 and XAF40.5 billion in 2017.

The apparel sector, let’s note, is largely dominated by second-hand outfits from China. Local operators of cotton-textile-clothing industry control only barely 1% of the market, according to officials.

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