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China's textile, garment exports continue to expand

Updated: Sep 13,2020 04:04 PM    Xinhua

BEIJING — China's exports of textiles and garments rose 5.62 percent year-on-year to $187.41 billion in the first eight months of the year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

The pace of increase accelerated 0.05 percentage points from the January-July period, the MIIT data showed.

During the period, the country's exports of textiles stood at $104.8 billion, up 31.99 percent year-on-year, while garment exports dropped 15.74 percent to $82.61 billion, the ministry said.

In August, China's garment exports totaled $16.21 billion, up 3.23 percent year-on-year, the first monthly growth since the start of the year.

Driven by growth in demand for epidemic prevention textiles including masks, textile exports climbed 46.96 percent year-on-year to $14.72 billion, according to the MIIT.

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