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China’s textile, garment exports continue to expand

China’s exports of textiles and garments rose 5.62% year-on-year to 187.41 billion U.S. dollars 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 U.S. dollars, up 31.99% year-on-year, while garment exports dropped 15.74% to 82.61 billion U.S. dollars, the ministry said.

In August, China’s garment exports totaled 16.21 billion U.S. dollars, up 3.23% 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% year-on-year to 14.72 billion U.S. dollars, according to the MIIT.

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