ISLAMABAD                -            The exports of textile and its articles from the country dipped by 0.54 percent during the first eight months of current financial year 2019-20 as compared to the corresponding month of last year. Pakistan exported textile and its articles worth $9150.859 million during July-February (2019-2020) against the exports of $9200.576 million during July-February (2018-2019), showing negative growth of 0.54 percent, according to the data issued by the State Bank of Pakistan. The commodities that contributed in growth were man-made filaments, export of which grew from $19.069 million last year to $36.526 million during the period under review, showing growth of 91.54 percent.The exports of articles of apparel and clothing accessories (knitted or crocheted) grew by 1.63 percent from $2025.018 million to $2058.204 million while the exports of articles of apparel or clothing accessories (not knitted or crocheted) also increased by 9.92 percent from $1643.131 million to $1806.223 million. During the period under review, the export of man-made staple fiber increased by 3.36 percent from $200.286 million to $207.026 million whereas the export of other special woven fabrics, tufted textile fabrics, lace increased by 27.89 percent from $20.512 million to $26.234 million, the data revealed.