ISLAMABAD (APP) - Showing signs of recovery, countrys textile exports witnessed positive growth of 5.66 per cent during the first nine months of current fiscal year as against the corresponding period of last year. Countrys textile exports stood at $7.597 billion during July- March (2009-10) as against the exports of $7.190 recorded during July-March (2008-09), according to data released by Federal Bureau of Statistics here on Thursday. Of the textile sectors that helped increase exports during the period included raw cotton exports of which grew by 141.59 percent. Similarly exports of cotton yarn increased by 28.96 percent and yarn (other than cotton yarn) grew by 102 percent during the period under review. Exports of towels witnessed growth of 3.8 percent, tents, canvas and trapulin 2.88 percent, readymade garments 4.21 percent, art, silk and synthetic textile 75.67 percent, madeup articles (excluding towels beadwear) 9.80 whereas the exports of other textile items witnessed positive growth of 31.8 percent during the period. The textile items showing negative growth in exports included cotton cloth (13.42 percent), cotton carded or combed (43.86 percent), knitwear (1.94 percent) and bed wear (1.45 percent). On the other hand, textile exports during March 2010 increased by 9.43 percent as compared to February 2010. Exports during March stood at $ 869.603 million against the exports of $ 794.695 million during February 2010. As compared to the exports of $723.335 million recorded during March 2009, exports during March 2010 witnessed positive growth of 26.39 percent, the FBS reported.