Russian textile industry output has increased 4.5 per cent year-on-year for October to 267 million square metres, the State Statistics Committee revealed on Thursday.

The output of cotton increased 4.6 per cent year-on-year to 216m square metres, while linen was up 9.2 per cent on last year's figure to 15.5m square metres.

Woolen cloth output, however, fell 5.8 per cent to 4.4m square metres.