ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: About 144,621 thousand square meters of cotton cloth worth US$ 144.210 million were exported during the first month of current financial year as compared the corresponding month of last year.
The exports of above mentioned commodity was decreased by 9.94 percent during the period under review as it was recorded at 147,894 thousand square meters valuing US$ 160.123 million of first month of last financial year, said the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
Meanwhile, the Country earned an amount of US$ 188.287 million by exporting about 188,267 thousand square meters of cotton cloth during the month of June, 2018, it added.
However, during the month of July, 2018, exports of cotton yarn grew by 7.26 percent and about 42,767 metric tons of cotton yarn worth US$ 117.343 million exported as compared the 42,549 metric tons valuing US$ 109.030 million of same month of last financial year, it added.
In first month of current financial year, exports of towels were recorded at 15,129 metric tons valuing US$ 51.707 million as compared the exports of 13,456 metric tons worth of US$ 51.447 million of same month of last year, hence showing an increase of 0.51 percent
During the month of July, 2018 about 3,648 thousand dozen of ready-made garments exported as compared the exports of 3,102 thousand dozen of same period of last year, which was slightly below then the exports of same month of last year, whereas knitwear worth of US$ 208.880 million exported as compared the exports of US$ 193.802 million of same moth of last year.
During the month of July, 2018 exports of textile products registered an increase of 0.49 percent as against the exports of the same month of last year, it added.