Sri Lanka’s earnings from textiles and garments exports increased by 4.7 per cent year-on-year to $2.984 bn in the first seven months of 2018, according to the statistics recently released by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. Imports of textiles and textile articles were up 4.3 per cent to $1.610 bn, while clothing and accessories imports fell 14.3 per cent to $189.5 mn during the seven-month period.