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China's exports in textile, apparel industry

source: china textile 2010-06-11  

China realized US$70.22 billion of export value in the textile and apparel industry in the first five months of this year, up 19.33% year on year, according to statistics the General Association of Customs released yesterday.

From January to May, textile exports rose 29.69% year on year to US$28.56 billion, and apparel exports increased 13.13% to US$41.65 billion. In May, the textile and apparel industry saw total export value reach US$16.43 billion.

In the period from January to May, electromechanical product exports jumped 34.6% year on year to US$337.43 billion, accounting for 59.4% of the country's total. The export of electronic products rose 36% to US$137.18 billion and that of mechanical equipments rose 33.9% to US$114.17 billion.

In the first five months, electromechanical product imports rose 48.7% to US$246.7 billion, and automobile imports reached 319,000 units. China imported 260 million tons of iron ore and 19.6 million tons of soy beans in the same period.