May 22, 2017

Textile export grows 12.07 percent in April.

Exports of textile sector posted a growth of 12.07 percent during April 2018 over the same month a year before,

according to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). Exports of textile group increased to $1.148 billion in April 2018 from $1.025 billion recorded for the same month a year before, reflecting an increase of 12.07 percent. Exports of cotton yarn increased to $129.750 million from $100.847 million with an increase of 28.66 percent, exports of cotton cloth reached $193.369 million from $190.150 million showing an increase of 1.69 percent and export of yarn other than cotton yarn increased to $3.162 million from $2.056 million, showing a growth of 53.79 percent.

 

Exports of knitwear increased to $230.035 million from $186.170 million showing an increase of 23.56 percent, and bed wear export increased to $181.396 million from $ 176.987 million reflecting an increase of 2.49 percent. While exports of towel decreased to $68.930 million from $73.023 million with a negative growth of 5.61 percent tents, canvas & tarpaulin exports decreased to $6.065 million from $12.421 million reflecting a negative growth of 51.17 percent.

 

Exports of readymade garments increased to $203.584 million from $191.221 million with growth of 6.47 percent; art, silk & synthetic textile exports increased to $26.208 million from $5.050 million, made-up articles(excluding towels & bed-wear) increased to $58.161 million from 51.826 million showing growth of 12.22 percent, while exports of other textile materials increased to $47.357 million in April 2018 over $33.580 million for the same month of last fiscal year, posting a growth of 41.03 percent.

 

Export of textile group increased by 8.13 percent during July-April 2018 over the same period of last fiscal year to $11.131 billion from $10,295 billion.

 

Exports of raw cotton increased to $56.571 million from S42.866 million, showing an increase of 31.97 percent; cotton yarn to $1.117 billion from $1.042 billion with a growth of 7.20 percent; cotton cloth increased to $1.823,971 billion from $1.803 billion showing a growth of 1.12 percent; exports of yarn other than cotton yarn increased to $26.488 million during July April 2018 from $19.812 million with a 33.70 percent increase while exports of knitwear increased to $ 2.201 billion from $1.920 billion, reflecting a growth of 14.65 percent. Export of bed wear during July-April 2018 over the same period of last fiscal year increased to $1.855 billion from $1.771 billion with 4.77 percent growth and export of readymade garments increased to $2.122 billion from 1.895 billion with 11.96 percent growth.