Nepal's clothing exports to the United States jumped 30 per cent last month to $8.9 million from $6.9m in the year-ago period, industry data revealed on Thursday. Figures released by the Garment Association Nepal showed that rise continued an upward trend which began last August. The US accounts for around 85 per cent of Nepal's apparel exports and helps drive an industry which employs more than 100,000 people and generates 40 per cent of the country's total export earnings.