Figures released by China's State Economic and Trade Commission on Thursday revealed the country's top 45 textile enterprises suffered across the board falls in output, export and profits in the first nine months of this year.

The growth of combined total output value of the enterprises was 10.2 per cent in May, 9.7 per cent in June, 9.5 per cent in July, 9.8 per cent in August, and 8.3 per cent in September.

The growth of sales revenue was 14.3 per cent in May, 13.5 per cent in June, 11.3 per cent in July, 10.6 per cent in August and 10 per cent in September, all demonstrating a declining trend.

The sale ratio was 95.8 per cent in September, down 2.6 percentage points from the same period of last year.

Goods for export totalled 8.97 billion yuan, down 8.2 per cent, with 27 of the firms suffering drops in exports. Among the top five exporters, four reported decreases ranging between 1.3 per cent and 14.2 per cent, with only one reporting an increase of 25 per cent.

The figures also shows total profits realised came in at 1.43 billion yuan, down 23 per cent, with 10 enterprises suffered losses amounting to 440 million yuan - 240 million more than in the same period of last year.

The profit growth of 14 top profit takers each with more than 50 million yuan was 12 per cent, with the poor performances of eight major enterprises that used to record a profit accounting for the increase in losses.