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INSIDE NEWS Associations & Company affairs Uniqlo to launch ‘Sesame Street collection’ Mumbai: Uniqlo to launch a new capsule collection featuring Sesame Street characters. Page 04 Zeus Acquires MWC Technologies Mumbai: Zeus Industrial Products Inc., had announced that it has acquired MWC Technologies LLC (MWC). Page 06

Cotton Price Increased

Mumbai: The mills that had covered cotton at the beginning of the season would benefit now. The mills fear that as the season comes to an end, the prices might go up further. Since cotton is the main raw material, the entire textile value chain will be affected. The recent increase in cotton prices is coming out as an issue of concern to the textile industry who is the main consumer of cotton. Rates may remain high next season also on China imports. The South India Spinners’ Association said that yarn prices had gone up for some varieties. The market might not absorb any further increase in yarn price. Apart from price, the mills also faced quality issues in domestic cotton this year. Further, the industry fears that prices might remain high next season as well as China was importing cotton. According to textile mills, the higher cotton prices reflected on yarn prices. For, some yarn varieties, the prices had gone up by 15 %. The price of Shankar 6 variety of cotton was Rs. 43,000 a candy a month ago, now it is almost Rs. 46,000 a candy.

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USA Apparel Imports Report Apparel Exports to US Rebound USA: The USA imported 8,531 million square metres of apparel in the said period as against 8,408 million square metres of apparel in the correspondent period last year which were up by 1.46 per cent on the yearly note. The country spent US $ 25.15 billion on the imported apparel in the review period which were slightly higher (2.43%) than the previous year. China and Indonesia fell in their respective apparel exports to the USA in value terms by 2.15 per cent and 1.89 per cent, respectively. However, Indonesia increased its value-wise share in the apparel market of the USA from 5.98 per cent in the first quarter of 2017 to 6.19 per cent in Jan.-Apr. 2018 period. China lost a significant share in value terms. It came down from 30.17 per cent in the first quarter of 2017 to 28.94 per cent in the mentioned period. The loss in share is mainly

due to China getting low prices for its apparel products and there is a slight decrease (0.59%) in shipment quantity too. Apparel shipment from Vietnam to the US was worth US $ 3.77 billion posting 4.05 per cent surge on the yearly note. The growth percentage was the highest among top 5 apparel exporting destinations to the USA. India, somehow, posted a solid growth (of 3.77%) in the said period after its apparel shipment went on negative side in Q1 ’17 by 0.80 per cent. India exported apparels to the USA worth US $ 1.43 billion in the review period adding another US $ 394 million in April from March month. Bangladesh, despite dropping unit prices, remained positive in its apparel exports to the largest apparel importer in the world. B a n g l a d e s h ’s a p p a r e l shipment value was US $ 1.79 billion as against US $ 1.74 billion in the same period a year before.

Bangladesh Denim Export to US Bangladesh: Bangladesh’s denim apparel export to the USA is on a solid track. During January to April 2018 period, the apparel manufacturing hub exported denim apparel worth US $ 126.37 million, marking a growth of impressive 24.76 per cent. The shipment of denim trousers of Men and Boys (MB) to the USA steered the overall growth, valuing at US $ 67.87 million (up 30.71%) as compared to US $ 51.92 million in the same period of the prior year. H o w e v e r, B a n g l a d e s h continued racing behind Mexico in MB denim trousers exports. Mexico exported MB denim trousers to the USA worth US $ 194.64 million in the said period, noting a drop of 3.55 per cent. The export figure of Mexico in the MB category is almost three

times than that of Bangladesh’s. The exports of denim trousers of Women and Girls (WG) from Bangladesh was worth US $ 53.31 million, up 19.58 per cent from the same period of 2017. Denim jackets, after witnessing a dip in the Q1 ’18, regained in the April month. Against US $ 2.23 million export value in the first four months of 2017, Bangladesh zoomed by 12.89 per cent to earn US $ 2.52 million in January to April ’18 period. The denim skirts too escalated, though on a slower pace. On the Y-o-Y basis, skirts got a boost of 5.54 per cent in January to April 2018 as shipments to the USA valued at US $ 2.67 million against shipment value of US $ 2.56 million in the corresponding period last year.

Egypt's Cotton Exports Increased Egypt: According to Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS), Egypt’s cotton exports have risen 50.6 per cent during the second quarter of the agriculture season for the year 201718. During the same quarter, the total amount of domestically consumed cotton reached 47,200 kantars, compared to 127,600 kantars last year, a 63 per cent decline caused by an increase in cheap cotton imports. Egypt’s agricultural season starts in early September and lasts until the end of August the following year. During the agricultural season of the year 2016-17, the North African country’s cotton exports increased by 12.6 per cent, reaching 431,000 metric kantars. The Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation had pointed to a 500,000 acre increase in the size of the country’s cotton cultivated area. Egypt agrees to raise salaries ahead of fuel, service prices hike. The total exports of Egyptian cotton reached 508,000 metric kantars during the period between September 2017 and February 2018, up from 337,000 kantars during the same period last year.

Mumbai: The Garment exports to the US grew 2.90 percent year-on-year to $1.87 billion in the first four months of the year as Bangladeshi manufacturers benefit from the Trump administration's abandonment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The TPP was a sweeping trade pact between the US and 11 other countries -- Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei, Chile and Peru -- representing about 40 percent of the world economy. Before the US formally pulled out from the TPP in January last year, many American retailers were placing billions of dollars’

worth of work orders in Vietnam -a major competitor of Bangladesh in global apparel trade -- hoping to enjoy zero-duty benefit under the mega trade deal. In the January-April period of 2018, Bangladesh was the sixth largest garment exporter to the US, according to data from the US Office of Textiles and Apparel. The US is the single largest export destination for Bangladeshi exports, with 90 percent being garment items. As of April, China sent $10.92 billion worth of garment items to the US, which is the highest. It was followed by India ($2.67 billion), Vietnam ($3.99 billion) and Pakistan ($928 million).

Bangladesh: According to the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the trained workers can help improve the productivity of ready-made garment (RMG) factories in Bangladesh by 5 per cent. IFC had carried out a training for 144 female sewing operators and mid-level managers in 28 garment factories in Bangladesh in collaboration with the Innovations for Poverty Action and Better Work Bangladesh back in 2016-17. About 92 of the 144 trainees were offered promotions and salary increments in a few weeks after completing the 2-month training. Close to 60 per cent of them have taken up the offers, states

the ‘Cutting through the Cloth Ceiling’. A Work-Progression and Productivity Toolkit (WPT) was also provided to each of the female trainee and the training included five days of training in classroom to develop technical skills required for production line supervision. It also included a 4-day soft skills training on communications, leadership and on how to be an effective supervisor along with an on-the-job training of 8 weeks. The training led to an increase in the number of female supervisors in the participating factory. It went up to 11.86 per cent from 5.22 per cent before the training.

Trained Workers Improve RMG Productivity

Textile Pigments Suspended Pakistan: The clearance of textile raw material (pigments) has virtually suspended due to non-feeding of the amendments made to its HS codes in federal budget 2018-19. The federal government in recent budget 2018-19 had split HS codes of textile raw material (Pigments) into three PCT headings, creating problems for the importers to avail the tax benefit of SRO 1125(I)/2011. The Karachi Customs Agents Association (KCAA) said that in the recent budget, the HS code 3204.1700 of pigment has

been substituted with the HS code 3204.1710 and 3204.1720 but the exemption under SRO 1125(I)/2011 has not updated in system, creating difficulties for the importers and clearing agents to claim the benefit of sales tax under the said SRO, which was integrated with the PCT headings 3204.1700. It said that following the said reasons, unnecessary delay in the clearance of consignments, which were presently lying at ports, was costing heavy demurrages to the trade.

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Item Price Unit Fluctuation (%) Crude Oil WTI 71.36 USD/Barrel 0.31 PX 1025 USD/Ton 1.38 Crude Oil Brent 77.47 USD/Barrel 0.34 PTA Buy 5720 RMB/Ton 1.33 PTA Sell 830 USD/Ton 1.22 MEG Buy 729 RMB/Ton 0.55 MEG Sell 950 USD/Ton 0.21 CPL Buy 15000 RMB/Ton 1.35 CPL Sell 2070 USD/Ton 0 PC 8000 RMB/Ton 0 Conventional Spinning PA 16900 RMB/Ton 0 High-speed Spinning PA 16750 RMB/Ton 0 ACN 16200 RMB/Ton 0 Cotton 329 22900 RMB/Ton 0 Cotton Linter 4680 RMB/Ton 0 Bottle Grade Chip 7200 RMB/Ton 0 PSF 8950 RMB/Ton 0.28 VSF 13900 RMB/Ton 0 ASF 18800 RMB/Ton 0 Polyester POY 9285 RMB/Ton 0 Nylon FDY 21300 RMB/Ton 0 40D Spandex 36000 RMB/Ton 0 Nylon POY 11100 RMB/Ton 0 Acrylic Top 3D 22900 RMB/Ton 0 Polyester FDY 37800 RMB/Ton 0 Nylon DTY 10900 RMB/Ton 0 Viscose Long Filament 19500 RMB/Ton 0 Polyester DTY 19500 RMB/Ton 0 10S OE Cotton Yarn 14420 RMB/Ton 0 32S Cotton Carded Yarn 23250 RMB/Ton 0.04 40S Cotton Combed Yarn 26450 RMB/Ton 0 30S Spun Rayon Yarn 18850 RMB/Ton 0 32S Polyester Yarn 14000 RMB/Ton 0.86 45S T/C Yarn 19100 RMB/Ton 0 40S Rayon Yarn 14800 RMB/Ton 0 T/R Yarn 65/35 32S 16200 RMB/Ton 0 45S Polyester Yarn 19900 RMB/Ton 0 T/C Yarn 65/35 32S 17100 RMB/Ton 0 10S Denim Fabric 9.32 RMB/Meter 0 32S Twill Fabric 5.71 RMB/Meter 0 40S Combed Poplin 7.98 RMB/Meter 0 30S Rayon Fabric 4.46 RMB/Meter 0.22 45S T/C Fabric 4.72 RMB/Meter 0

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Textiles Workers injured in Surat Surat: At least four workers was injured after a dilapidated building housing a textile dyeing and printing mill collapsed in Pandesara, Surat, the textile hub of India. More than 20 workers was rescued from the tragedy hit Shalu Dyeing and Printing Mill in the city. Heavy stenter machine kept on the first floor of the mill was reportedly the reason for the collapse of the building while the damage in the oil pipeline caused fire.

More than 50 workers was present in the premise at the time of the unfortunate incident. It took firefighters more than three hours to douse the flames. Safety of the textile workers was the major concern for them. The lack of safety, security measures and intensive labour exploitation and abuse have been frequently reported at various textile factories in India and neighbouring textile hubs.

Govt. still figuring out ways to refund GST to Exporters Mumbai: The Centre is still figuring out a way to refund the taxes including those which are still being paid by the exporters, since the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) programme. The exporters are contentiously paying electricity duty, Value Added Taxes on petroleum goods, mandi tax, stamp duty and other taxes without getting any refund under the GST regime. The Commerce Ministry has set up an informal committee which is lead by DirectorateGeneral of Foreign Trade,

Raw Wool/Wool Tops & Woollen Yarn, Source : TXC, MUMBAI Price (Rs. Per kg.)

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India 3rd Largest Textiles Supplier to EU Mumbai: The textile products, including yarn, fibre, fabric, and home textile, imported by the European Union countries from all over the world in 2017 increased by 3%, compared to the previous year, and amounted to EUR 18.3 billion. Over EUR 1 billion worth of textiles were imported from four countries. The share of these four countries in imports constituted 61.3%. The most important textiles supplier of the European Union is China. It exported textile products worth EUR 5.5 billion, followed by Turkey in 2017. According to Eurostat, the EU's imports of textile products from Turkey last year increased by 0.7%, compared to the previous year, and were valued at EUR 3.3 billion. The third largest textiles supplier of the EU is India. Approximately EUR 1.3 billion worth of textile products were imported in 2017. The fourth largest textiles supplier of the EU is South Korea, where textile imports of EUR 1 billion 58 million were imported in 2017. China’s clothing exports to the European Union ranked first, at about 34%. The EU imported apparel worth EUR 31.4 billion

from China in 2017 according to the European Statistical Office (Eurostat). Bangladesh ranked second, with around EUR 15.8 billion (17%), Turkey ranked third, with EUR 10.8 billion (11.7%). India ranked fourth, with EUR 6.2 billion, while Pakistan came fifth, with EUR 4.4 billion. The share of EU clothing imports made in 10 countries is 89%. There are three countries exporting over EUR 10 billion worth of products to the EU. These are China, Bangladesh, and Turkey. The share of these three countries in total clothing exports to the EU is 62.6%. Imports of apparel and textile products to the European Union member countries, with a population exceeding 510 million, reached EUR 110.9 billion in 2017. Of these, EUR 92.6 billion were apparel products and EUR 18.3 billion were imports of textile products. The country where the EU imports from the most is China. Of the approximately EUR 110.9 billion imported in 2017, EUR 37 billion worth of products came from China, which is 33.3% of all of the EU’s apparel and textile imports.

Blended Yarn Price List, Source : TXC, MUMBAI Price (Rs. Per kg.)

Current Last Week Last Year Polyester/Viscose 20s 65/35 NA NA NA 30s 65/35 162.00 160.00 163.00 40s 65/35 178.00 176.00 177.00 2/30s 65/35 NA NA NA 2/40s 65/35 227.00 227.00 201.00 2/60s 65/35 288.00 288.00 274.00 Polyester/Cotton 30s 65X35 167.00 165.00 158.00 40s 65X35 NA NA NA

Textiles Items Price List, Source : TXC, MUMBAI

Current Last Week Last Year Imported Merino Wool (Australia) Price (Rs. Per kg.) (i) Merino Wool of MFL 68/70 mm (micron 22.0 to 24.5) in Rs. 1063.66 1055.44 691.01 Current Last Week Last Year (ii) In Australian Cents (Avg.) 2107.50 2107.50 1407.50 Raw Cotton 110.58 106.70 112.57 (iii) Australian Dollar Exchange 5.47 50.08 48.07 Medium (20.5 to 24.5 mm) 95.40 95.05 95.26 rate in items of Rupees Long (27.5 to 32mm) 118.89 116.35 122.67 Indian Raw Wool Micron Extra Long (32.5mm & Above) 141.02 118.89 142.71 (i) Bikaner White 28-32 390.00 384.00 270.00 Cotton Yarn (Hanks) 263.02 263.07 247.97 (ii) Bikaner White 32-36 325.00 320.00 246.00 Cotton Yarn (Cones) 208.83 201.14 202.03 (iii) Bikaner White 36-40 Washed 318.00 315.00 245.00 Cotton Yarn (Hosiery) 217.75 217.75 225.75 (iv) Bikaner White 36-40 Greesy 252.00 250.00 188.00 Poly/Visc. Blended Yarn 213.75 212.75 203.75 (v) Kekri 36-40 Washed N.A. N.A. N.A. Poly/Cotton Blended Yarn 167.00 165.00 158.00 (vi) Kekri 36-40 Greesy N.A. N.A. N.A Viscose Staple Fibre (Std.) 192.99 192.99 180.57 Wool Tops (from imported Wool) Polyester Staple Fibre 116.09 116.09 91.93 (i) 22.5 Micron 648.00 645.00 475.00 Viscose Filament Yarn 369.70 369.70 400.54 (ii) 32 Micron 494.00 490.00 360.00 Nylon Filament Yarn 268.07 268.07 267.65 (iii) 36 Micron 415.00 413.00 317.00 Polyester Filment Yarn 107.73 107.73 105.68 Woollen Yarn Texturised Yarn 117.50 107.75 108.00 (i) Weaving 2/56 1420.00 1395.00 937.00 (ii) Weaving 2/48 1210.00 1198.00 810.00 (iii) Hosiery 2/32 438.00 435.00 314.00 (iv) Hand Knitted 2/16 N.A. N.A. N.A. (v) Carpet Yarn: Fine N.A. N.A. N.A. Price (Rs. Per kg.) (vi) Shoddy Yarn: Fine 386.00 385.00 267.00 : Medium 296.00 294.00 210.00 Current Last Week Last Year : Coarse 252.00 250.00 176.00

Man Made Filament Yarn, Source : TXC, MUMBAI

Man Made Fibers, Source : TXC, MUMBAI Price (Rs. Per kg.) Current Last Week Last Year Viscose Staple Fibre Nagda/Harihart/Vilayat (Std.) 192.99 192.99 178.88 Kharach (std.) 192.99 192.99 182.25 Polyester Staple Fibre 1.2 D 116.53 116.53 94.96 Other Dienier 115.64 115.64 93.31

Cotton Yarn, Source : TXC, MUMBAI Price (Rs. Per kg.) Current Last Week Last Year Cotton Hank Yarn 20s 219.00 219.00 208.00 30s 249.00 249.00 235.00 40s 267.00 267.00 251.00 60s Card 319.00 319.00 300.00 60s Comb 354.00 354.00 330.00 80s Comb 466.00 466.00 435.00 100s Comb 515.00 515.00 480.00 Cotton Cone Yarn 20s 188.50 163.50 159.50 30s 186.00 186.00 180.00 40s/42s 201.00 201.00 208.50 60s Card 255.50 255.50 256.50 60s/62s Comb 275.00 275.00 283.00 Cotton Yarn Hosiery Cones 20s (K) 189.00 189.00 197.00 30s (K) 210.00 210.00 215.00 40s (K) 231.00 231.00 240.00 40s (C) 241.00 241.00 251.00

Viscose Filament Yarn 75 D Bt. Century Rayon 479.00 479.00 520.50 100 D Bt. Indian Rayon 388.00 388.00 422.00 120 D Bt. Indian Rayon 364.00 364.00 394.00 150 D Bt. Indian Rayon 341.00 341.00 369.00 Nylon Filament Yarn 20/1 D 270.00 250.00 265.00 20/1 Bright Flat 292.00 272.00 300.00 44 SD Crimp 258.00 258.00 258.00 Polyester Filament Yarn 126 D 111.86 111.86 108.33 235 D 103.60 103.60 103.03 Texturised Yarn 80/84 D 117.50 107.75 108.60

Raw Cotton Price List, Source : TXC, MUMBAI Price (Rs. Per kg.) Current Last Week Last Year Medium (20.0-24.0mm) Bengal Deshi (RG) P/H/R ICS-101 117.82 116.42 98.98 Below 22mm V-797 (Gujarat ICS-102) 22mm 74.52 74.52 81.83 Jayadhar (KAR ICS-103) 23mm 90.26 90.26 94.48 Y-1 (M/M ICS-104) 24mm 98.98 98.98 105.73 Long (26.0 to 30.0mm) J-34 (P/H/R ICS-202) 26mm 116.98 114.45 122.88 H-4/MECH.1 (P/H/R ICS-105) 28mm 118.98 116.42 125.13 Shankar-6/Shankar-4 (Guj. ICS-105) 29mm 117.54 116.14 120.63 Bunny/Brahma (M/M/A/K ICS-105) 30mm 118.67 118.38 122.04 Extra Long (32.0 & Above) MCU-5 (A/K/T/O ICS-106) 32mm 124.57 124.52 129.35 DCH-32 (M(P)/K/T ICS-107) 34mm 157.47 113.25 156.07


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Handholding support of the Hon’ble Textile Minister Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani towards to the Man-made fibre textile segment to overcome the challenges being faced by the Exporters

Mumbai: The continued initiatives taken by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India are helping the Man-made fibre textile segment of the country to rebound its growth momentum. Sri Narain Aggarwal, Chairman, SRTEPC express his gratitude and thanks to Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Textile Minister, for her pro active and industry friendly initiatives. Sri Narain Aggarwal, informed that during a Meeting recently held in Delhi. The Hon’ble Textile Minister has kindly given approval for inclusion of yarns and fabrics also under the ROSL scheme and this will provide substantial relief to the Manmade Fibre segment. During the Meeting she has also

informed positive consideration for upward revision in the duty drawback rates along with ROSL. In this regard, the Duty Drawback Committee of the Government is visiting Surat on 11th to take stock of the situation of the textile manufacturers for appropriate revision of the existing DBK rates. The initiatives taken by the Hon’ble Textile Minister will certainly give big push to the Manmade fibre segment of the country, Sri Narain Aggarwal stated. Hon’ble Textile Minister has also positively reviewed a memorandum submitted by SRTEPC with urgent issues such as urgent payment of pending GST refunds, refund of ITC, refund of IGST on capital goods, reimbursement of central taxes not being reimbursed through ITC under GST, request Drawback Committee to re-examine ROSL Scheme to increase the rate for MMF segment and include Yarn and Fabrics under ROSL Scheme, extension of MEIS scheme up to 31.03.2019 by which WTO compatible scheme be formulated and increase the rate to all MMF yarns, fabrics &

made-ups and increase Effective Duty on Imports. Hon’ble Minister has also positively considered to review accumulation of ITC at various stages of textiles and viz., Weaving, processing, embroidery and other value-added segments for enabling full refund of ITC so that our exports can be more competitive, Sri Narain Aggarwal, informed. Sri Narain Aggarwal stated that the recent initiative – Special Drive Refund Fortnight of the Government for clearing backlog of ITC refunds has been helpful for the exporters. In this regard, the Ministry of Textiles had invited the queries including pending refund claims from Councils and accordingly it has coordinated with the Ministry of Finance for amicably sorting out the issues. The decision taken by the RBI to ease NPA classification norms for units facing input credit linkages and associated issues, will greatly help the MSME sector. In continuation of support and relief to MSMEs, NPA recognition for GST and non GST MSMEs now at 180 days for dues up to December 31, 2018.

Tapering norm from January 1, 2019 is to encourage GST registration. Sri Narain Aggarwal informed that this has become feasible due to the handholding support provided by Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Textile Minister who took the initiative to write to the Ministry of Finance and recommended for it. This has been done with a view to ease the transition of MSMEs to the formalised sector post their registration under the GST Sri Narain Aggarwal informed. Another recent milestone initiative taken by the Hon’ble Textile Minister is “Samarth” – Scheme for capacity building in Textiles Sector: The policy guidelines under the Scheme for Capacity Building in Textiles Sector called “Samarth” have been issued on 23rd April, 2018. The Scheme is aimed at skilling the youth for gainful and sustainable employment in the Textiles Sector. The Ministry of Textiles has now invited Request for Proposals (RPF) for Empanelment of

Implementing Agencies for undertaking training programme under “Samarth” and the last date of application is 25th of June 2018. Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Hon’ble Textile Minister, had also kindly approved a Study “To Promote Growth of Manmade fibre Textiles in India – Roadmap to Identify Gaps and Suggest Measures”. The Study has been under progress and Government jointly with the Council has shortlisted the competing Agencies for issue of Request for Proposals (RFP) as part of the Bidding process. It will be a Benchmark Study in the history of the Manmade fibre segment in India. Encouraged by her proactive initiative for ensuring exponential growth in MMF Textiles sector, SRTEPC organized an exclusive Mega Reverse Buyers-Sellers Meet called “SOURCE INDIA” during August 2016, which enabled many companies from the MSME sector to meet more than 95 visiting global buyers representing 31 countries, and discuss business. Since the global Mega Event of textiles organized by SRTEPC proved to be a “Trend Setter” and generated an amount of business, which is around Rs. 50 crores. With the kind support of the Hon’ble Textile Minister 2nd Edition of “Source India” has been approved by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. Accordingly, SRTEPC is organising 2nd Edition of “Source India” from 21st to 23rd September 2018 in Surat inviting around 200 global buyers from more than 35 countries, who will discuss business with around 200 SRTEPC member-companies for sourcing their requirements of MMF Textiles from India. The Manmade fibre textile industry is confident that the proindustry policy initiatives taken by the Hon’ble Textile Minister will help the industry to sustain continued growth.

Myntra to expand its network

Mumbai: Myntra India’s leading online fashion retailer, is expanding its delivery network in Tier II & III locations by using kirana stores for logistics purposes. The company finds this service to be mutually beneficial and will help them to cater to the increasing demand from rural areas. Myntra launched MENSA (Myntra Extended Network through Store Activation) last year and added over 2,000 small shops and stores to its network to fulfil 70 per cent of its orders. Myntra has increased the number of its Mensa Network to 6,200 across 50 cities in the country. Myntra is not the only e-retailer that is focussing on kirana stores for order fulfilment. Other big e-retailers such as Amazon are also working on the same principle.

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National Upcoming Events 5th Non-Woven Tech Asia 2018

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Fashionista - Kanpur 2018 06 to 08 June, 2018 Hotel Royal Cliff, Kanpur

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Uniqlo to launch ‘Sesame Street collection’ Mumbai: Uniqlo to launch a new capsule collection featuring Sesame Street characters. The collection is set to launch on June 29 at all Uniqlo’s stores worldwide, and the brand’s website. The T-shirts will be available in 23 colors, with unisex models for children and adults ranging from XS through XL. Kids models will retail for 9.90 euro (approximately 12 US dollars) while adults’ styles will be sold at 14.a90 euro (18 dollars).

V-Mart aims 300 stores

Mumbai: V-Mart has been targeting having 300 stores across India in the next three years. The retailer has 178 stores operational in the country mostly spread across Tier II, III and IV cities. The Net profits were up 147 per cent for the quarter ended March 2018 while revenues increased 18 per cent. About 80 to 85 per cent of the group’s sales comes from apparels, 10 to 12 per cent from non-apparel, whereas only five to seven per cent is from the FMCG segment. For the last few years, sales have been growing at 22 to 25 per cent and it aims to continue growing at the same rate this fiscal year.

Coloreel present Coloring unit at Avantex Fair Mumbai: Coloreel unit will take place at the high-tech fashion fair Avantex in Paris, September 17-20. Coloreel will present the final form of the groundbreaking thread coloring unit, ready to order. Coloreel will launch its revolutionary thread coloring unit for industrial embroidery machines

Patanjali bets big on Apparel Mumbai: Patanjali Ayurved Ltd. (Textile Division) has been working on creating the right team and infrastructure for sourcing apparel. The company opened its sourcing office in Noida which is spread out in an area of 6,000 sq. feet and a strong 60-member team has also been hired Patanjali Ayurved Ltd. already has an exclusive retail tie-up with Future Group for its products, sold at Big Bazaar outlets. The company aims to hit the ambitious target of Rs. 5,000 crore sales in the first year of operation . It is almost 2 years since Baba Ramdev, Founder of Patanjali Ayurved Ltd., had announced his intention of coming out with Paridhan, an Indian label, in September 2016. Though the project is a little delayed as earlier company’s swadeshi clothing line was expected to come out in April 2018, it is still very much on track and like all other products from the Group, apparel too is expected to shake-up the market.

at Avantex, the fair where high technology meets fashion industry. At stand Z428, the customers will be able to meet with both Coloreel and the European distributors. The Coloreel technology enables high-quality instant coloring of textile thread while the thread is being used in textile production. The first product to be launched based on this technology is a groundbreaking thread coloring unit that works with any existing industrial embroidery machine. By instantly coloring a white base thread during the embroidery production, Coloreel enables complete freedom to create unique embroideries without any limitations in the use of colors.

Americhem announced Expanded Solution Dyeing Capabilities Mumbai: Americhem Inc. had announced expanded solution dyeing capabilities through their acquisition of Prescient Color Limited. Solution dyeing has always been in the Americhem portfolio, but with this additional technology, capabilities, and skillset, Americhem is able to provide an expanded expertise in this area. Americhem Inc. is a leading provider of color and functional masterbatches for solution dyeing of fibers with over 20 years of experience in providing custom solutions. Americhem and Prescient together provide masterbatch solutions that add value to solution dyed fibers, both during manufacturing and end use. By combining these two companies, Americhem and Prescient will now offer an expanded solutions portfolio on a global level.

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Air Jet Looms

Yarnex 2018

1001 Auto Looms

16 to 18 July 2018 Pragati Maidan, New Delhi

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Global Textiles & Apparels, Mumbai , 13 June 2018 Cat 0: Total Textile & Apparel Imports (MFA) Country

Data in Million $ 04/17

04/18

% Change

WORLD 31992.789 33664.596 CHINA P 10473.249 10927.476 VIETNAM 3764.350 3997.060 INDIA 2615.208 2673.008 BNGLDSH 1825.563 1878.441 MEXICO 1449.942 1500.570 INDNSIA 1645.278 1625.746 PAKISTN 879.046 928.104 SRI LKA 677.079 632.733 TURKEY 457.208 567.142 CHINA T 203.203 196.990 MALAYSA 128.278 118.155 NEPAL 12.592 13.773

5.23 4.34 6.18 2.21 2.90 3.49 -1.19 5.58 -6.55 24.04 -3.06 -7.89 9.38

Cat 1: Total Apparel Imports (MFA) Country

04/18

% Change

WORLD 24557.440 25155.343 CHINA P 7438.060 7278.175 VIETNAM 3623.929 3770.642 BNGLDSH 1740.196 1789.115 INDNSIA 1587.300 1557.287 INDIA 1378.736 1430.714 MEXICO 1091.296 1090.428 SRI LKA 675.466 630.452 PAKISTN 387.995 426.168 ITALY 323.268 399.169 THAILND 263.288 281.396 TURKEY 165.911 201.945 MALAYSA 120.994 108.459 CHINA T 70.905 65.849

2.43 -2.15 4.05 2.81 -1.89 3.77 -0.08 -6.66 9.84 23.48 6.88 21.72 -10.36 -7.13

Cat 11: Total Yarn Imports Country

Data in Million $ 04/17

WORLD CHINA P CANADA MEXICO TURKEY INDIA INDNSIA CHINA T THAILND VIETNAM PAKISTN MALAYSA

404.318 63.251 47.689 48.754 30.185 29.977 23.617 17.649 5.756 3.928 5.257 2.011

04/18

% Change

445.034 79.458 45.360 46.738 30.214 32.231 27.104 18.704 5.010 4.525 6.037 3.136

10.07 25.62 -4.88 -4.14 0.10 7.52 14.76 5.98 -12.96 15.20 14.84 55.90

Cat 12: Total Fabric Imports Country

Data in Million $ 04/17

04/18

% Change

WORLD 1931.695 2044.988 CHINA P 581.326 591.089 KOR REP 156.137 160.123 INDIA 120.589 136.169 CHINA T 93.244 86.169 GERMANY 82.643 104.258 TURKEY 59.503 71.055 VIETNAM 59.133 61.617 PAKISTN 32.448 34.166 THAILND 28.853 19.044 SRI LKA 0.506 1.202

5.86 1.68 2.55 12.92 -7.59 26.16 19.41 4.20 5.29 -34.00 137.38

Cat 30: Cotton Products Country

Data in Million $ 04/17

04/18

WORLD 14648.116 15030.920 CHINA P 3922.530 3949.590 INDIA 1786.177 1799.523 VIETNAM 1581.636 1605.629 BNGLDSH 1377.631 1418.742 PAKISTN 795.140 835.017 MEXICO 612.531 617.168 INDNSIA 708.660 684.053 SRI LKA 319.101 300.089 TURKEY 155.978 182.002 ITALY 156.535 193.857 THAILND 104.368 108.493 MALAYSA 87.480 79.601 CHINA T 20.247 17.751 NEPAL 1.987 1.930

Country

% Change

2.61 0.69 0.75 1.52 2.98 5.02 0.76 -3.47 -5.96 16.68 23.84 3.95 -9.01 -12.33 -2.89

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Data in Million $ 04/17

04/18

% Change

WORLD 11888.582 12268.665 CHINA P 2973.854 2999.777 VIETNAM 1550.515 1579.004 BNGLDSH 1345.881 1387.982 INDIA 913.237 960.863 INDNSIA 691.614 670.180 MEXICO 571.092 574.622 PAKISTN 349.502 380.709 SRI LKA 318.934 299.871 SALVADR 280.362 253.837 TURKEY 97.114 116.711 MALAYSA 86.791 78.215 THAILND 94.327 99.725 CHINA T 15.743 14.023

3.20 0.87 1.84 3.13 5.22 -3.10 0.62 8.93 -5.98 -9.46 20.18 -9.88 5.72 -10.93

Cat 60: MAN-MADE FIBER PRODUCTS Country

Data in Million $ 04/17

Cat 31: Cotton Apparel Products

Data in Million $ 04/17

04/18

% Change

WORLD 15670.733 16904.400 CHINA P 6010.737 6440.757 VIETNAM 2069.233 2290.457 MEXICO 772.699 818.051 INDNSIA 867.420 857.025 INDIA 614.636 651.705 BNGLDSH 407.718 432.627 TURKEY 273.062 351.043 SRI LKA 344.124 311.126 KOR REP 204.698 211.552 THAILND 194.222 205.229 ITALY 158.058 199.961 CHINA T 179.167 175.471 PAKISTN 66.654 74.183 MALAYSA 40.444 38.317

7.87 7.15 10.69 5.87 -1.20 6.03 6.11 28.56 -9.59 3.35 5.67 26.51 -2.06 11.30 -5.26

Cat 61: MMF Apparel Products Country

Data in Million $ 04/17

04/18

% Change

WORLD 11521.041 11733.917 CHINA P 4035.656 3874.012 VIETNAM 1960.473 2092.829 INDNSIA 826.901 803.285 MEXICO 469.931 469.506 BNGLDSH 354.359 374.447 INDIA 397.109 402.056 SRI LKA 342.699 309.118 THAILND 160.265 172.119 TURKEY 51.685 64.091 CHINA T 52.871 49.967 KOR REP 38.962 40.255 PAKISTN 37.639 44.126 MALAYSA 33.883 30.122

1.85 -4.01 6.75 -2.86 -0.09 5.67 1.25 -9.80 7.40 24.00 -5.49 3.32 17.24 -11.10

Cat 300: Carded Cotton Yarn Country

04/18

0.57 -4.95 4.33 27.34 -10.55 26.75 -31.83 13.52 20.96 53.41 3.66 -29.47 33.72

Cat 200: Yarn for Retail Sale, Sewing Thread Data in Million $ 04/17

04/18

WORLD 62.529 66.135 TURKEY 21.429 19.666 CHINA P 10.022 13.504 CANADA 9.847 8.177 MEXICO 4.840 4.522 FRANCE 2.392 4.339 GERMANY 2.373 3.219 INDIA 2.153 2.586 ITALY 2.403 1.767 JAPAN 1.493 1.868 THAILND 1.145 0.787 U KING 0.554 0.877 HONDURA 0.160 0.117

04/18

% Change

12.603 4.867 1.971 2.614 1.088 0.324 0.084 0.320 0.186 0.194 0.044 0.014

-1.36 8.46 -28.82 9.75 29.32 -44.52 -59.26 50.72 -49.73 306.17 -77.94 -69.16

Country

04/17

83.498 15.259 17.265 12.782 2.531 1 .868 2.249 1.634 1.830 1.257 0.996 0.636

04/18

7.02 3.32 -6.22 10.33 47.40 48.40 11.80 33.81 -2.14 10.13 -29.89 -38.67

Cat 332: Cotton Hosiery Data in Million $ 04/17

WORLD 197.600 CHINA P 56.516 HONDURA 46.991 PAKISTN 24.185 SALVADR 34.825 KOR REP 14.368 MEXICO 6.304 CHINA T 2.165 TURKEY 2.021 ITALY 2.137 VIETNAM 1.233 INDIA 0.622 PERU 1.238 THAILND 1.459 INDNSIA 0.839 CAMBOD 0.076

04/18

176.408 54.181 40.779 29.407 14.945 12.506 6.789 2.001 3.238 2.839 2.253 1.309 1.068 1.074 0.955 0.015

% Change

-10.72 -4.13 -13.22 21.59 -57.09 -12.96 7.69 -7.56 60.23 32.85 82.72 110.45 -13.76 -26.38 13.82 -80.64

04/17

04/18

% Change

302.507 173.596 51.407 47.140 10.006 5.132 2.461 1.692 2.160 1.548 0.726 0.024 0.811 0.000

6.99 6.49 0.65 18.18 8.22 5.11 -24.94 -43.35 4.73 107.54 21.84 -10.45 18.28 -99.90

Cat 363: Cotton Terry / Other Pile Towels

% Change

89.358 15.765 16.192 14.103 3.730 2.773 2.514 2.186 1.791 1.384 0.698 0.390

Data in Million $

WORLD 282.753 CHINA P 163.019 PAKISTN 51.073 INDIA 39.887 PORTUGL 9.246 ITALY 4.883 MEXICO 3.279 ISRAEL 2.986 BNGLDSH 2.063 TURKEY 0.746 BAHRAIN 0.595 BRAZIL 0.027 SPAIN 0.686 THAILND 0.353

Data in Million $

WORLD CHINA P MEXICO CHINA T CZECH INDIA VIETNAM TURKEY ITALY THAILND KOR REP INDNSIA

Country

Country

Country

Data in Million $ 04/17

WORLD 628.263 INDIA 255.638 CHINA P 156.121 PAKISTN 120.179 TURKEY 36.889 BNGLDSH 15.384 COLOMB 14.066 EGYPT 8.740 CANADA 2.690 PORTUGL 4.978 SALVADR 5.865 VIETNAM 0.539

04/18

% Change

592.120 231.514 152.216 112.438 36.185 14.570 13.148 9.992 4.613 3.535 4.728 0.622

-5.75 -9.44 -2.50 -6.44 -1.91 -5.29 -6.52 14.32 71.49 -28.99 -19.39 15.48

Cat 342: Cotton Skirts Country

Cat 342: Yarn >85% Artificial Staple Fiber

Data in Million $

WORLD CHINA P VIETNAM INDIA BNGLDSH INDNSIA PHIL R TURKEY CAMBOD MEXICO PAKISTN EGYPT SRI LKA HG KONG THAILND GUATMAL CHINA T SALVADR

04/17

114.703 37.951 15.732 12.120 11.843 11.913 5.706 1.771 2.284 0.735 0.996 1.191 2.489 0.313 0.393 0.406 0.244 0.082

04/18

123.619 44.727 21.579 12.145 11.823 7.921 4.210 4.090 1.684 0.970 1.041 0.908 0.967 0.654 0.380 0.526 0.196 0.179

% Change

7.77 17.85 37.16 0.21 -0.17 -33.52 -26.22 130.95 -26.24 32.03 4.57 -23.76 -61.16 108.86 -3.34 29.39 -19.86 118.68

Country

Data in Million $ 04/17

WORLD INDNSIA CHINA P INDIA KOR REP SPAIN

9.579 4.244 1.675 1.838 0.667 0.113

04/18

% Change

9.088 5.034 1.258 0.711 0.536 0.207

-5.13 18.62 -24.91 -61.30 -19.63 83.74

Cat 369: Other Cotton Manufactures Country

Data in Million $ 04/17

04/18

WORLD 929.460 960.813 CHINA P 419.110 422.907 INDIA 229.168 233.397 PAKISTN 153.432 163.255 VIETNAM 24.447 18.711 ITALY 12.040 19.234 MEXICO 12.295 12.004 BNGLDSH 11.269 12.951 PORTUGL 8.677 9.945 TURKEY 9.307 9.632 FRANCE 3.785 4.605 GERMANY 3.722 6.350 CANADA 3.415 5.249 CAMBOD 3.903 6.672 INDNSIA 6.934 2.819 ESTONIA 1.394 1.516 HG KONG 1.257 1.982 SLOVENI 1.207 1.999 JAPAN 1.678 1.695 PHIL R 0.926 2.130 SWITZLD 1.610 2.323 THAILND 1.494 2.130 COLOMB 1.999 1.913 KOR REP 1.385 1.387 U KING 0.753 1.364 EGYPT 1.357 1.381 CHINA T 0.970 0.787 ISRAEL 1.499 1.926 GUATMAL 1.209 0.885 SPAIN 0.766 1.387 BAHRAIN 1.142 0.574 BRAZIL 0.585 0.541 NEPAL 0.377 0.438 MOLDOVA 0.327 0.305 JORDAN 0.565 0.393

% Change

3.37 0.91 1.85 6.40 -23.46 59.75 -2.37 14.93 14.61 3.49 21.67 70.59 53.69 70.95 -59.34 8.70 57.61 65.56 1.03 130.00 44.30 42.62 -4.26 0.13 81.21 1.78 -18.89 28.51 -26.78 80.91 -49.75 -7.49 16.24 -6.96 -30.44

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% Change

WORLD 796.952 801.514 CHINA P 383.597 364.615 INDIA 59.474 62.050 ITALY 44.336 56.457 VIETNAM 81.856 73.221 INDNSIA 40.294 51.072 BNGLDSH 38.497 26.244 MEXICO 9.993 11.344 SRI LKA 12.718 15.383 TURKEY 4.356 6.682 CHINA T 3.338 3.461 KOR REP 2.893 2.041 PAKISTN 1.077 1.440

Country

04/17

Cat 201: Specialty Yarns

Data in Million $ 04/17

Data in Million $

WORLD 12.777 PAKISTN 4.488 MEXICO 2.770 INDIA 2.382 SPAIN 0.842 CHINA P 0.584 INDNSIA 0.206 TURKEY 0.212 CANADA 0.370 EGYPT 0.048 VIETNAM 0.200 KOR REP 0.045

Cat 80: Silk & Veg. Products Country

Cat 362: Cotton Bedspreads / Quilts

05

% Change

5.77 -8.22 34.74 -16.96 -6.56 81.39 35.64 20.10 -26.46 25.07 -31.27 58.37 -27.00

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International Upcoming Events ANEX 2018 – The Asia Nonwovens Exhibition & Conference 6 to 8 June, 2018 Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo

Wearable Technology Conference 2018 11 to 13 June, 2018 Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, San Francisco

The Fiber Society Spring Conference 2018 12 to 14 June, 2018 Tower Hall Funabori, Tokyo

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Home Textiles Sourcing Expo 2018 23 to 25 July, 2018 Javits Convention Center, New York

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Denimsandjeans joins hand with RMIT University Vietnam: Denimsandjeans Vietnam will be collaborating with RMIT University at the denim event to be held on 27 and 28 June at Riverside Palace, Ho Chi Minh City. In a first of its kind, students from the RMIT University will be showcasing an exquisite collection of denim for a local brand at the event. The completely functional, trendy and wearable collection will be exhibited at the Trend Zone along with the Trend Area Garments of the show exhibitors. The event also gives an opportunity to the students of Vietnam to showcase their talent and skills in the world stage.

SNQS International Socks to expand Production Tirupur: SNQS International Socks, has plans to expand its production capacity. The 100 per cent EOU Company is presently exporting its socks to Europe, UK and US. At present, the company has 700 socks making machines, producing 90,000 dozen socks per month. SNQS will further add 100 machines with an investment of nearly Rs. 7 crores. At present, the company is using machines of Lonati, Italy and is likely to install the same machines in future as well. The company claims to be very good in cotton, bamboo, aloe vera yarns and is now trying options in tencel yarns also. Though these yarns are comparatively expensive, SNQS wants to give something new to the market because of which such different kinds of yarns are being explored.

Zeus Acquires MWC Technologies Mumbai: Zeus Industrial Products Inc., had announced that it has acquired MWC Technologies LLC (MWC). This adds to the capabilities that Zeus has been developing for the past five decades. MWC, a manufacturer of medical device components based in Chattanooga, Tenn., possesses innovative technologies that support Zeus’ growth strategy. This acquisition will allow for the global commercialization of the many cutting-edge, solution-driven products in MWC’s portfolio.

Chennai Silks to open store in Hyderabad Chennai: Chennai Silks has launched its second EBO in Hyderabad’s Mehdipatnam. The brand’s showrooms are present in many airports across India including Coimbatore, Mumbai, and Hyderabad and there are showrooms in cities Vellore, Trichy, Erode, and Tirupur, among others.

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Airweave to launch Protective Jackets Advance Mattress for Women Bikers USA: Airweave had announced the launch of its latest mattress model to the US market, the Airweave Mattress Advanced. The experience is designed to satisfy a wider range of customers’ needs while still offering Airweave’s signature support and breathability which is scientifically proven to provide a deeper, more restorative sleep compared to traditional foam mattresses. Personalize Your Comfort: The Advanced comes with three airfiber® blocks: two regular firmness, and one DUAL MODE. Airweave’s DUAL MODE technology allows users to select their firmness level simply by flipping to the regular or firm side. Use the optional pillow top layer for added softness. The components are secured with an inner and outer cover. Easier to Move, Easier To Clean: Carry and clean with ease thanks to the Advanced’s lightweight and modular design. A great feature for frequent movers and a nod to the traditional Japanese futon which is designed to be easily stored when not in use. Longer Lasting & Sustainable: Enjoy Airweave for a lifetime by easily replacing parts rather than having to buy (or throw out) your entire mattress. A win for customer’s wallet and the environment.

Avante Textil selects Aptos Retail Technology Mumbai: Aptos, Inc., had announced Avante Textil, the textile leader in Mexico, has selected the Aptos Store solution for point of sale and Aptos CRM to support its customer engagement strategies and retail operations excellence throughout Mexico. As one of Mexico’s largest textile manufacturers with more than 200 stores, Avante Textil aims to provide its clients with exceptional yarn, fabric and elastics products and high-quality garments at a fair price. In addition to manufacturing fabrics and raw materials, Avante operates eight clothing brands: Action Gear, Altesse, Baby Optima, Licencias, Optima, Puppy & Co., Skiny and Tops & Bottoms. To support continued growth and exceptional customer service, Avante Textil will replace its current point of sale system to leverage Aptos’ industry-leading point of sale and retail-specific CRM solutions across its store footprint. Avante Textil will also deploy Aptos CRM, seamlessly integrated to Aptos Store, to offer shoppers personalized experiences. With Aptos CRM, Avante Textil will benefit from a holistic view of customers, with powerful management tools that will help drive visits and sales, and enhance loyalty.

Mumbai: DxSaigon, a design and development consultancy company based in HCM City (Vietnam), wants more people in the country to use their Athena jackets while riding bikes and scooters. DxSaigon Design Consulting Services Company Limited said that it always worried him to see women driving bikes and scooters with small babies and kids. This thought persuaded him to go ahead and launch the protective jackets for bikers, particularly women. The jackets made under their functional fashion brand ‘Sefu’, keep the riders safe, cool and trendy. The jacket is abrasion protective; the 1000D Cordura Nylon protects the hands, elbows and shoulders of the people who ride bikes and scooters. The specially designed foam in the jacket elbow also drastically minimises the severity of impact injuries. Besides, the air mesh helps air move easily across arms and shoulders thereby keeping the biker cool while driving.

New Spider Silk DNA Synthesis Methodology Mumbai: Kraig Biocraft Laboratories had announced that the Company has completed more than 2,500 microinjections using the recently announced new spider silk DNA synthesis methodology. This new method allows for faster creation of larger and more complex spider silk proteins. Larger and more complex proteins are believed to produce improved silk strength, toughness, and elasticity. These improved recombinant spider silk fibers will allow the Company to target an expanded set of end market applications. To s u p p o r t t h i s e x p a n d e d research and development capability, the Company added two laboratory staff for increased testing throughput. The additional lab staff members have been trained and have conducted the majority of the microinjection effort. The Company is looking forward to creating new transgenics, at Kraig Labs’ U.S. R&D headquarters, with an abridged development cycle and enhanced materials performance. The transgenics created using the new protocols are expected to be transitioned into Prodigy Textiles’, the Company’s recently announced Vietnamese subsidiary, commercial production process.

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