Apparel and textile exports from the north-western province of Bursa have increased by 24.3 per cent year-on-year for the first 11 months of 2003, the Uludag Exporters' Association said on Tuesday.

According to the industry body, garment exports from Bursa were worth US$1.39 billion for the period, compared to US$844.29 million for January-November 2002.

However, textile exports decreased one per cent for the month of November, while apparel exports were up 11 per cent year-on-year for the same period.

The Bursa region exported textiles to 115 countries and clothing to 90 countries during the 11 months.