Vietnam’s textile and garment industry continues to be badly affected by the pandemic with only weekly or monthly orders arriving due to uncertain global demand. Some producers have seen September orders drop by 40-50 per cent, while orders have not been confirmed for the rest of the year and 2021, said a recent report by the ministry of industry and trade. Textile and garment shipments fell by 11.6 per cent year on year in the first eight months to $19.6 billion because of the pandemic, the report said.