BEIJING — China's rapidly developing automotive industry is expected to increase demand for textiles used in vehicle interiors. Total demand for textiles and chemical fiber products produced for the automotive industry is estimated to have reached 169 million t (187 million tons) last year, and is expected to increase to 1.6 billion t (1.8 billion tons) by 2005 and 2.4 billion t (2.7 billion tons) by 2010. Total vehicle production, meanwhile, is estimated to have exceeded 2 million units ...

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