Garment manufacturers in Myanmar are struggling as the European Union’s orders for spring clothing have declined by more than half, U Kyaw Win, vice chairman of the Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA), told The Irrawaddy.
August is when manufacturers normally start producing spring clothing for Europe but they have barely received any orders, he said.
“We have only received 20 to 25 percent of the orders [of 2019]. We are not sure if there will be orders for the remaining 75 percent. Previously, we usually have the final orders for winter clothing by October. But the orders declined this year. And we have not yet received any orders for summer clothing,” he said.
မြန်မာ့အထည်ချုပ်လုပ်ငန်းတွေဟာ ရုန်းကန်နေရပါတယ်။ အီးယူက အထည်အပ်နှံမှုတွေက ထက်ဝက် လျော့ကျသွားလို့ပါ။
ပုံမှန်ဆိုရင် ၈ လပိုင်းမှာ အထည်အော်ဒါတွေရရှိနေပေမယ့် ခုချိန်ထိ ဘာမှမရသေးတာပါ။