ISLAMABAD: About 144,621 thousand square meters of cotton cloth worth US$ 144.210 million were exported during the first month of the current financial year as compared to the corresponding month of last year.
The exports of the above-mentioned commodity were 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 the 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 the same month of last financial year, it added.
In the first month of the 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 the 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 the same period of last year, which was slightly below then the exports of the same month of last year, whereas knitwear
worth of US$ 208.880 million exported as compared the exports of US$ 193.802 million of the same month 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.