Tex­tile ex­ports up 5pc in four months, 10.50pc in Oc­to­ber

The Pak Banker - - Front Page -

IS­LAM­ABAD

The tex­tile ex­ports from the coun­try in­creased by 4.78 per­cent dur­ing the first four months of the cur­rent fis­cal year as com­pared to the same pe­riod of last year. Dur­ing the month of Oc­to­ber 2012, the ex­ports of tex­tile prod­ucts in­creased by 10.5 per­cent and 1.21 per­cent when com­pared to the ex­ports of Oc­to­ber 2011 and Septem­ber 2012 re­spec­tively, ac­cord­ing to the data of Pak­istan Bureau of Statis­tics (PBS), The tex­tile ex­ports dur­ing July-Oc­to­ber (2012-13) were recorded at $4.392 bil­lion against the ex­ports of $4.192 bil­lion dur­ing July-Oc­to­ber (2011-12).

The ma­jor tex­tile prod­ucts that contributed in the pos­i­tive growth in ex­ports in­cluded cot­ton yarn, ex­ports of which in­creased from $513.658 mil­lion last year to $701.606 mil­lion, wit­ness­ing surge of 36.59 per­cent.Sim­i­larly, the ex­ports of yarn (other than cot­ton yarn) in­creased from $12.805 mil­lion last year to $18.976 mil­lion, show­ing in­crease of 48.19 per­cent.

The other tex­tile prod­ucts that wit­nessed in­crease in ex­ports in­cluded cot­ton cloth, ex­ports of which in­creased from $826.694 mil­lion to $891.635 mil­lion, an in­crease of $7.86 mil­lion while ex­ports of tow­els in­creased from $238.763 mil­lion to $254.559 mil­lion, show­ing in­crease of 6.6.2 per­cent.

The ex­ports of tents, can­vas and tar­pau­lin also wit­nessed in­crease of 38.36 per­cent by go­ing up from $26.202 mil­lion to $36.252 mil­lion while ex­ports of ready­made gar­ments in­creased by 14.59 per­cent, from $527.129 to $604.055 mil­lion.

The tex­tile prod­ucts which wit­nessed neg­a­tive growth in ex­ports in­cluded raw cot­ton, ex­ports of which de­creased by 29.05 per­cent by go­ing down from $80.490 $57.105 mil­lion.

Sim­i­larly, the ex­ports of cot­ton carded or combed de­creased from $7.233 mil­lion to $0.539 mil­lion, show­ing neg­a­tive growth of 92.55 per­cent while knitwear ex­ports de­clined from $788.474 mil­lion to $732.392 mil­lion, show­ing de­crease of 7.11 per­cent.

Ex­ports of bed-wear de­creased by 13.40 per­cent, from $694.532 mil­lion to $601.474 mil­lion while ex­ports of art, silk and syn­thetic tex­tile de­creased by 19.61 per­cent, from $185.864 mil­lion to $149.410 mil­lion.

The ex­ports of made up ar­ti­cles (ex­clud­ing tow­els bed­wear) de­creased by 1.04 per­cent by fall­ing from $200.997 mil­lion to $198.906 mil­lion. The ex­ports of all other tex­tile ma­te­ri­als, how­ever, in­creased from $89.726 mil­lion to $145.918 mil­lion, show­ing surge of 62.63 per­cent.

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