The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said that the exports of textiles and garments of China expanded 5.26 percent since a year ago to set at USD187.41 billion in the starting 8 months of the current year.

The expansion rate increased 0.05 percent since the January-July period, according to the MIIT data.

The textiles exports of China came in at USD104.8 billion in the period, rising 31.99 percent since a year ago, as the garment exports declined 15.74 percent to set at USD82.61 billion.

In August, the garment exports came in at a total of USD16.21 billion, rising 3.23 percent since a year ago, the first monthly expansion since the start of the year.