A slowdown in the major textile and garment importing economies impacted on the first-half performance of Fong's Industries, the Hong Kong-based supplier of dyeing and finishing machinery. For the six months ended June 30, 2001 the group's consolidated turnover fell to HK$385.78 million, down from HK$426.76 million in the same period in 2000, with sales of dyeing and finishing machinery dropping by 14.3 per cent.