At the National Re-evaluation Summary Meeting of Textile Industrial Clusters 2016, the four textile industries of Yiwu all passed the re-evaluation conducted by the China National Textile and Apparel Council once every three years, enabling Yiwu to keep the Title of Famous Textile Industrial Characteristic City. Meanwhile, the Thread and Band Industry Association, Socks Industry Association, and Garment Industry Association of Yiwu City were rated as "Excellent Associations (Chambers of Commerce) in Textile Industrial Cluster Regions (2014 -- 2016)" due to their outstanding performance in the service and textile industrial clusters.
Textile industry is the traditional advantageous and leading industry of Yiwu. By the end of 2015, textile and apparel industry had been the largest industry in the city, occupying 19.72% of the output value above designated level, and textile industry had been the second largest one, taking up 17.31% of the output value above designated level. The gross industrial output value of socks industry reached RMB 22.5 billion, with industrial economic aggregate accounting for about 15% of the city's industry; the gross industrial output value of the leading products in seamless weaving industry was RMB 11.8 billion, and the amount of exports RMB 5.7 billion; the gross industrial output value of thread and band industry was RMB 6.322 billion and that of gloves industry nearly RMB 4 billion; the total output value of four industries exceeded RMB 44.6 billion .