China's textile and garment exports in the first seven months of this year have slipped 0.2% year-on-year, according to the latest data from China Customs.

The figures, published on the China National Textile and Apparel Council website, show total textile and garment exports were down 0.2% to US$137.4bn in the period from January to July. Within this, both textile and clothing exports fell 0.2%, to US$54.47bn and US$82.93bn respectively.

In the month of July, combined exports of textile and apparel were US$23.89bn, a drop of 8.1% on the same month last year.