According to the statistics of the General Administration of Customs, from January to May this year, the total exports of textiles and clothing by China totaled $96.16 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 1.17 per cent, which was 8.8 percentage point less than the previous four months.
Among them, the cumulative export of textiles was $57.95 billion, an increase of 21.3 per cent year-on-year; the cumulative export of apparel was $38.21 billion, a year-on-year decrease of 22.8 per cent.
Exports of masks continued to drive textile exports to maintain high growth in May In May, China’s textile exports were $ 20.65 billion, driven by the export of masks. This month’s textile exports increased significantly by 79.2 per cent year-on-year and maintained a high growth under the high year-on-year growth of 51% last month.
According to official statistics, from March 1 to May 31 this year, the country exported 70.6 billion masks and 340 million protective clothing to 200 countries and regions around the world. From January to April, China’s cumulative export of masks was $8.855 billion, and the total export of protective clothing was $801 million.