China's clothing consumption increased by 10 per cent in the first half of the year, despite price rises of around 2 per cent, data released by the State Economic and Trade Commission has shown. 

Textile and garment exports also increased in the first half-year, up 6.8 per cent to a total of $26.25 billion.

SETC estimates the profit of the textile industry as a whole will grow by 10 per cent this year to RMB12.5 billion.