China's output of major textile products grew by a large margin in the first ten months of this year, according to China's National Bureau of Statistics. The output of yarn was 5.3768 million tons, rising 17.2 per cent over the same 1999 period; that of fabrics was 15.844 billion meters, rising 11.7 per cent; that of silk products was 2.958 billion meters, rising 16.8 per cent; that of chemical fibre was 5.6701 million tons, rising 17.0 per cent.