The national market is saturated and bureaucracy stops sales abroad. Clothing does not rise and exports have sunk.
The manufacture of masks and other protective equipment against covid-19 was an oxygen balloon for the textile sector, but it is ending. With the national market saturated and exports full of bureaucracy for certification, orders fell sharply and Portugal is already far from the million daily masks it was producing in early May.
The feeling is unanimous and the most representative business associations converge in the concern about the future of the textile, since the value of the production of masks has lost weight and the clothing insists on not rising, due to the closure of some of the main retail stores .