China exported US$47.4 billion of cotton products in the first
eight months in 2007, up 32.29 percent over the corresponding
period last year, said the industry association here Thursday.
Of the total, cotton textile export reached US$11.8 billion, up
10.76 percent while cotton apparel export reached US$35.6 billion,
an increase of 41.38 percent, said the China National Textile and
Hong Kong, Japan, the United States, Russia and Canada ranked
the top five importers and purchased US$6.96 billion, US$5.74
billion, US$5.72 billion, US$2.98 billion and US$1.65 billion of
the China's cotton products respectively.
China's cotton product export to the US, Russia and Canada rose
by 65.06 percent, 173.36 percent and 101.49 percent respectively
year-on-year in this period.
China imported US$4.07 billion of cotton products in the first
eight months, up 3.97 percent year-on-year.
(Xinhua News Agency October 19, 2007)