Polish apparel industry output increased by 3.6 per cent year-on-year to US$1.3 billion in 2003, the Central Statistics Office of Poland (GUS) announced this week.

According to GUS, the sector's net profit also rose to US$61.1 million for the year, up from US$50.9m in 2002.

In addition, about 68 per cent of Polish apparel firms reported a net profit during the 12-month period, compared to 54 per cent in the previous year.