In May, output of natural fabrics was estimated at 26.8 million sq.m, a year-on-year rise of 5.5% while that of synthetic fabrics dipped 4.9% to 66.3 million sq.m and casual clothing rose 9% to 262.3 million units.
The figures in five months are 118.2 million sq.m (up 2.3%), 287.1 million sq.m (up 1.8%) and 1,212.2 million units (up 2.3%), respectively.
About 62% of garment businesses have won more orders in the second quarter compared to the first quarter of this year.
In the reviewed period, footwear output is estimated at 130.7 million pairs, an increase of 24.8% over the corresponding period last year. Exports in five months hit US$4.6 million, up 19.5%.
Around 55.7% of footwear businesses have got more export orders for the second quarter.