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China drives flat knitting machines sales
Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Zurich - Shipments of electronic flat knitting machines grew by a huge 52 per cent in 2015, driven by increased demand from China.

However, the latest statistics from the International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS) just released by the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) also showed that shipments for new large diameter circular knitting machines dipped by 6% year-on-year to 26,700 units in 2015.


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