Textile and apparel output in China's Guangdong Province soared 17.3 per cent in the first four months of this year to $3.93 billion compared to the year-ago period, it was revealed on Monday. Official figures revealed that the region in southern China, popular with footwear firms as well as clothing companies, also saw its exports to Europe climb by 20 per cent year-on-year in the January to April period.