Masks Contribute to China’s Textile Exports

According to China’s General Administration of Customs, exports of textiles and apparel in May 2020 climbed 26.7% over the same month of last year to US$29,554.4 million. Masks contributed to textile exports.
Exports of textiles jumped 79.1% to US$20,648.7 million. As a result of the spread of coronavirus overseas, exports of masks increased at a rapid rate. The growth of May textile exports was 29.8 percentage points greater than the growth of April exports.
Apparel exports fell 24.5% to US$8,905.7 million, thus falling for four consecutive months. The fall was 5.8 points smaller than in April.
Textile and apparel exports during January-May 2020 decreased by 1.2% year-on-year to US$96,164.8 million: textiles, US$57,951.7 million and apparel, US$38,213.1 million.