Readymade garments worth US$ 698.403 mln exported in four months
From Our Correspondent
ISLAMABAD: Exports of readymade garments from the country during first four months of current financial year witnessed 2.62 percent increase as compared to exports of the corresponding period of last year. During the period from July-October, 2016 about 9,657 thousand dozen of readymade garments worth US$ 698.403 million were exported as compared to the exports of 9,934 thousand dozen valuing US$ 680.567 million of same period of last financial year. According to the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, during last four months bed wear exports grew by 4 percent as country earned US$ 707.366 million by exporting about 115,321 metric tons of bed-wear. The bed-wear exports during first four months of last financial year was recorded at 106,437 metric tons valuing US$ 680.183 million. Meanwhile, exports of made-up articles increased by 0.36 percent as country earned US$ 203.372 million by exporting the made-up articles as against US$ 202.64 million of same period of last year. It may be recalled that textile exports from the country witnessed positive growth of 0.59 percent during the month of October 2016 compared to the same month of last fiscal year.