Chinese non-wool knitted textile firms have generated total output value of 68.41 billion yuan for 2003, an increase of 23.15 per cent year-on-year.

According to data from the country's National Bureau of Statistics, knitted textile producers also registered a 25.86 per cent year-on-year jump in revenue to 64.99bn yuan for the year, as well as 32.3 percent year-on-year growth in profits to 2.53bn yuan.

Exports of knitted fabric and apparel, meanwhile, reached US$23.18 billion during the 12-month period, a 28.87 per cent year-on-year increase.