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Chinese second-hand clothes are very popular in Africa

Release Time:2021-04-21 13:09
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Second-hand clothing in Africa
 
Many Chinese traveled to Africa on business and found a strange phenomenon.
Many local people in Africa wear costumes with Chinese characters. The colors are red, red, green and green. The content of the text is very strange and popular with the locals.
 

Second-hand clothing in Africa


It turns out that this is Chinese second-hand clothing sold to Africa. In Africa, second-hand clothing printed with Chinese characters is gradually becoming a unique cultural landscape.
These clothes with oriental mystical symbols are very popular and have quietly entered the wardrobes of locals. No matter where you go, you can always see all kinds of Chinese clothes.
In addition to sportswear, there are all kinds of school uniforms, kindergarten, elementary school, middle school, Bengbu City Model Middle School, Huidong Vocational High School... these names we have heard or never heard, they all wear school uniforms On the body of the little black brother.
And when they grow up, they will become hungry "takeaway brothers", workers at Gome, and even "fortune tellers" on the streets of Africa...
In Africa, importing second-hand clothes from China has long been an open secret. Whether in Kenya, Nigeria or Tanzania, you can see second-hand T-shirts from China everywhere.
The Jikongba Market in the northeast of the Kenyan capital Nairobi is not only the largest open-air market in Kenya, but also the largest distribution center for second-hand goods in East Africa. There are thousands of stalls throughout the market, and thousands of second-hand clothes from China are transferred here every day.
Looking around, they are all African versions of "students, takeaway boys, and fortune tellers". There are thousands of stalls in the market, and each stall hangs clothes with Chinese characters.
In Africa, importing second-hand clothes from China has long been an open secret. Whether in Kenya, Nigeria or Tanzania, you can see second-hand T-shirts from China everywhere.
The Jikongba Market in the northeast of the Kenyan capital Nairobi is not only the largest open-air market in Kenya, but also the largest distribution center for second-hand goods in East Africa. There are thousands of stalls throughout the market, and thousands of second-hand clothes from China are transferred here every day.
Looking around, they are all African versions of "students, takeaway boys, and fortune tellers". There are thousands of stalls in the market, and each stall hangs clothes with Chinese characters.
In Kenya, almost all cities and towns have specialized markets dedicated to trading second-hand clothing. According to statistics, this country imports an astonishing 100,000 tons of second-hand clothing, shoes and accessories every year. Not only that, there are also some second-hand smuggling markets on the border between Ethiopia and Kenya.
In other African countries, such as Uganda and Tanzania, the growth rate of second-hand clothing imports in the past 20 years has reached 233% and 1,100%.
 

Second-hand clothing industry chain


Where do the second-hand clothes "Made in China" in the streets of Africa come from?
The town of Shijing, Guangdong is known as "the paradise of Chinese clothing tails." According to insiders, many branded clothing can be bought here in wholesale at an average price of 7 yuan. The data shows that the annual turnover of the entire Ishii can reach more than 10 billion yuan, corresponding to the sales of hundreds of billions of normal channels.
Those who come here to buy goods include clothing merchants from all over China, as well as foreigners who come here on purpose. Insiders say that in several clothing cities in Ishii, you can often see blacks or Middle Easterners carrying large bags of clothes. In the event of a generous shot, one can buy 300 to 400 million goods from Ishii, and more than 80 million goods at a time.
So, where do the clothes in the Chinese tail goods market come from?
The first channel is the inventory accumulated by various clothing companies year after year. As early as 2013, Vipshop’s CFO Yang Donghao mentioned: “China’s 400 billion clothing inventory a year has to be cleaned up, and Vipshop is still far from the ceiling.”
At present, China's clothing production capacity is seriously surplus. Some insiders said that if the clothing currently in stock across the country is sold out, I am afraid that it will not be sold out in three years. Many clothing companies keep a large amount of inventory, but they are reluctant to sell them at a low price. If they save it again, they will become obsolete and wasteful. When they have to be sold out, they will be sold to the "tail goods market." At this time, due to factors such as outdated styles, the tail goods market is no longer valuable.