Pakistan’s Textile Export Witnessed a Growth of 8.23% in FY21

During the first seven months of FY21, the textile exports of Pakistani witnessed an increase of 8.23% compared to the same period of FY20.

During the first seven months of FY21, the textile exports of Pakistani witnessed an increase of 8.23% compared to the same period of FY20.

According to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), textile exports were at $8,765.739 million during July-January (2020-21) against the exports of $8099.095 million in July-January (2019-20).

According to data, the textile commodities contributing a positive trade included:

  • Knitwear: exports increased from $1831.758 million to $2175.021 million
  • Yarn: exports (other than cotton yarn) increased from $16.286 million to $17.040 million
  • Bed wear: exports increased from $1392.020 to $1613.509
  • Towels: exports increased from $444.685 million to $533.207 million
  • Tents, canvas, and tarpaulin: exports increased from $49.611 million to $73.897 million
  • Ready-made garments: exports increased from $1680.897 million to $1773.054 million
  • Art, silk, and synthetic textile: exports increased from $199.790 million to $200.687 million
  • Made-up article (excluding towels and bed wear): exports increased from $378.680 million to $446.878 million.

On the other hand, the commodities witnessing a negative growth, included:

  • Raw cotton: exports declined from $15.885 million to $0.593 million
  • Cotton yarn: exports declined from $639.770 to $486.426
  • Cotton cloth: exports declined from $1188.990 million to $1086.333

It is further said that on a year-on-year basis, the textile exports increased by 10.79% during Jan’21. The export value during this period was $1323.324 million.

Whereas, on a month-on-month basis, the exports witnessed a dip of 5.54% in Jan’21 compared to the exports of $1400.269 million in Dec’20.

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