China's Bureau of Statistics reported that profits generated by 20,032 textile companies reached a combined RMB4.6bn in the first quarter of 2001, up 14.1 per cent year-on-year. Loss-making textile manufacturers yielded losses of a combined RMB2.8bn, up 13.4 per cent, while profit-making enterprises earned profits of RMB7.4bn, up 13.8 per cent. The bureau posted a 14.2 per cent climb in the sales volume of textile products for the first quarter.