Readymade garments worth $211.213 million were exported during the first month of the current financial year, against the exports of $212.199 million during the corresponding period last year.
During the month of July, 2018 about 3,648 thousand dozen of readymade garments were exported as compared the exports of 3,102 thousand dozen during the same period last year.
Meanwhile, knitwear worth of $208.880 million was exported during the period under review as compared the exports of $193.802 million during the same month last year, according to the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
About 9,195 thousand dozen of different knitwear were exported during the first month of the current financial year, as compared to 7,529 thousand dozen of exports during the same period last year, it added.
During the period under review, textile groups’ exports from the country were recorded at $1.002 billion against the exports of $1.008 billion during the same month of last year.
During the month of July 2018 exports of textile products registered an increase of 0.49 per cent on year-on-year basis.
Meanwhile, the exports of raw cotton reduced by 8.71 per cent, cotton cloth by 9.94 per cent and bed wear by 3.85 per cent respectively, PBS added.
However, the exports of other textile products during the period under review including cotton yarn grew by 7.62 per cent, yarn other than cotton by 73.74 per cent knitwear by 7.78 per cent and other textile materials by 3.24 per cent respectively.
The exports of towels grew by 0.51 per cent during the period under review and it was recorded at 15,129 metric tons valuing $51.707 million as compared the exports of 13,456 metric tons worth of $51.447 million of the same month of last year, it added.