India's exports of ready-made garments to quota countries soared 16 per cent last month to $331.9 million from $285.5m in 2001 amid a sharp upswing in US orders, new figures revealed on Tuesday. According to the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), in quantity terms exports of ready-made garments jumped 15.3 per cent in August to 81.9 million pieces from 71 million pieces in 2001.