As per Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) stats, total value of textile imports during the first nine months of FY2021-22 increased 25.59 per cent to $3,499.68 million against $ 2,786.5 million in July-March 2020-21. However, import of raw cotton declined 14.57 per cent to 533,871 metric tons.
A similar trend was seen in import of synthetic fiber which declined 15.85 per cent to 291,364 MT in terms of quantity while it rose 27.51 per cent from to $562.281 million in value. Import of synthetic and artificial silk yarn increased 30 per cent in value while it declined 7.64 per cent in quantity to 293,191 MT. Imports of worn clothing surged 56.87 and 66.47 per cent both quantity and value during the period. Pakistan imported 764,139 MT of worn clothing worth $341.319 million during the period as compared to 487,107 MT of worn clothing having a value of $205 million. Import of other textile items increased 21.64 per cent during July-March 2021-22 and surged to $740.383 million from $608.677 million in the first nine months of 2020-21.