ISLAMABAD: Textile group exports from the country during first four months of current financial year witnessed an increased of 7.72 percent as compared the exports of the corresponding period of last year.
During the period from July-October, 2017-18, textile products worth over US$ 4.390 billion exported as compared the exports of US$ 4.075 billion of same period last year, according the data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
On month on month basis, the exports of textile group also grew by 7.12 percent in month of October as compared the exports of the corresponding month of last year.In last month (October) textile products worth of US$ 1.132 billion exported as compared the exports of US$ 1.057 billion of same month of last financial year, where as it was recorded at US$ 1.078 billion in month of September.
During first four month of current financial year, exports of raw cotton increased by 46.96 percent raw cotton worth US$ 42.564 million exported as compared the exports of US$ 29.016 million of same period last year.
Exports of cotton yarn also enhanced by 5.04 percent in last four months as cotton yarn valuing US$ 442.023 million exported as against the exports of the US$ 420.795 million of same period last year.
However, the exports of cotton cloth during the period under review decreased by 2.21 percent and recorded at US$ 715.085 as compared the exports of US$ 731.271 million of same period last year.
The other textile products with positive growth in their respective exports during the period under review included knitwear by 10.62 percent, bed wear 5.42 percent, ready made garments by 5.42 percent and silk, synthetic textile by 60.61.