Textile exports inch up 2.3% in
Textile group exports saw very little
growth of 2.30% in the first two months of the current fiscal
year vis-à-vis the figures from the same period last year,
largely due to the sluggish economy.
According to the Pakistan Bureau of
Statistics- (PBS) that different textile products worth US$
2.215 billion were exported during July-August 2019-20, as
against US$ 2.303 billion exported in the same period of fiscal
However, on a month-to-month basis, the
textile exports shrank 5.32% to US$ 1.190 billion in August 2019
from US$ 1.257 billion in the same month last year.
In the first two months, textile products
that posted positive growth in exports were raw cotton, up
152.33%, cotton (carded or combed), up 100%, and yarn other than
cotton, up 44.96%. Among value-added products knitwear exports
weaved their way up to 12.84%, bed-wear increased by 1.22%,
while readymade garments were up 7.47%.
Textile Products, which saw negative
growth in exports, were cotton yarn, down 7.76%, cotton cloth,
down 6.35%, towels, down 0.20%, while other textile materials
witnessed a decline of 15.46%.
In the period under review, the country
earned US$ 541.484 million by exporting about 20.731 million
dozens of knitwear items, compared to US$ 479.877 million in the
same period last year. Meanwhile, about 86,828 tonnes of
bed-wear worth of US$ 399.994 million were exported during the
period as against 72,114 tonnes, valuing US$ 395.172 million in
the same period a year ago.
About 10.436 million dozen of readymade
garments, valuing US$ 476.484 million, were exported during
July-August, compared to 7.752 million dozens of apparels worth
US$ 434.981 million in the corresponding period of the last
year. On the other hand, the exports of cotton yarn fell from
US$ 224.149 million to US$ 206.757 million, cotton cloth from
US$ 346.767 million to US$ 324.758 million, while other textile
materials' exports went down from US$ 67.636 million to US$
57.180 million. Textile exports post 2.30% growth reach US$
2.215 billion in two months.