A survey from the Enterprise Survey Team of the National Bureau of Statistics and the China Economic Monitoring Centre has revealed strong growth in the economic indices of China's textile industry. The performance index of textile enterprises for the whole of 2000 remained around 138.4-144.2, whereas the index for chemical fibre production increased from 132.5 in the first quarter to 161 in the second before levelling out at 158.2 to 154.4 for the remainder of the year.