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Output of textile & garment sector picks up in 2009
May '09
Production within China's textile industry picked up during January to April 2009 and the industry completed an output value of 1.0184 trillion Yuan, representing an increase of 4.5 percent year-on-year.

Of this, output in April grew 6.47 percent year-on-year as well as when compared with the previous month. Production of major products increased significantly in the period January-April.

Yarn production totaled 6.70 million tons, an accumulated growth of 8.1 percent; fiber output reached 7.98 million tons, an increase of 2.8 percent and cumulative production of clothing realized 6.6 billion pieces, an increase of 3 percent.

Non-woven production grew sharply due to the outbreak of H1N1 and totaled 360,000 tons in January-April, an increase of 22.7 percent, of which April output achieved a growth of 30.7 percent.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - China

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