A senior Chinese trade official on Wednesday said his country's entry into the World Trade Organisation is expected to lead to the nation's textile export industry growing by four per cent to $55 billion.

Cao Xinyu, deputy director of China's Chamber of Commerce of Import and Export for Textiles, added that Hong Kong sold more than $9.78bn worth of textile products to the mainland from January to October last year - around 32 per cent of its total textile exports.