Annual Fact File 2019


The textile industry is the major industrial sector which plays an important role in the economic growth of the country. It continues to be the largest industry of Pakistan, based on the local raw material and commands the strongest comparative advantages in the resources utilization.

At present Pakistan has inherent advantage of being 4th largest producer of cotton in the world with a huge potential to further increase crop yield. For success of any export led industry, local availability of basic raw material is considered as an added advantage being a key factor in reducing cost of doing business. The value chain is quite long starting from cotton picking to a finished garment of the latest fashion.

The sector contributes nearly one-fourth of industrial value-added and provides employment to about 40% of industrial labour force and consumes about 40% of banking credit. Barring seasonal and cyclical fluctuations, textiles products have maintained an average share of about 58% in national exports.

At present, the industry consists of a large scale organized sector as well as highly fragmented cottage/small scale sector. The organized sector is essentially the integrated Textile Mills – a large number of spinning units and a very small number of shuttle less looms units. The downstream industry (Weaving, Finishing, Garment, Towels & Hosiery), which has a great export potential, exists in un-organized sector. Some units have well grown to the international scale and are progressive in business philosophy. Textile industry comprises of 517 textile units (40 composite units and 477 spinning units). There are 28,500 shuttle-less looms and 375,000 conventional looms. The Spinning Sector has grown with export demand & cotton production. The Weaving & Processing Sector has followed. Air-Jet weaving units have been set up either as independent units or together with spinning or processing units. Some of the clothing units are in process of backward integration while on the other hand, spinning units are in the process of developing weaving, finishing and making up facilities to complete the chain. However, both Textile & Clothing sectors are complementing each other and horizontally/ vertically integrated either under same management or business tie-ups.

In Annual Fact File-2019, PTJ has collected all information/statistics from various institutions/organizations related to the textile industry to our readers. These statistics give a comprehensive picture of Pakistan’s textile industry including historical charts and graphs.

For the interest of our readers we have included Pakistan textile statistics. For the interest of our readers we have also included international textile statistics. For further please contact PTJ at

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