ISLAMABAD - Pakistan’s textile exports recorded handsome growth of 12.91 per cent in the month of September 2012 against the same period of the preceding year. Textile exports were recorded at $1.108 billion in the last month as compared to $0.981 billion of September 2011.

The country’s overall exports went up in the month of September due to the healthy growth in textile exports. Country’s exports increased by over 21 per cent to reach $2.219 billion in September 2012 as compared to $1.832 billion of September 2011.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Friday released the trade figures that reveled that country exported textile made commodities worth of $3.271 billion during July-September period of 2012-2013 as against $3.178 billion of July-September period of 2011-2012, thus registering an increase of 2.95 per cent in one year period. The trade analysts are of the view that country’s exports could further increase if textile units are provided proper power supply in the months to come.

According to the PBS figures, the product-wise details showed that raw cotton exports went down by 54.02 per cent in July-September period of the ongoing fiscal year. Cotton yarn exports increased by 39.27 per cent, cotton cloth 5.30 per cent, cotton carded exports declined by 95.02 per cent, yarn exports went up by 27.06 per cent, knitwear exports reduced by 10.27 per cent, bedwear 14.61 per cent, towels exports enhanced by 4.78 per cent, tents 48.04 per cent, readymade garments 10.23 per cent, art silk and synthetic textile exports reduced by 15.82 per cent, made-up articles were down by 1.29 per cent and other textile materials exports increased by 76.80 per cent in July-September period of 2012-13 against the July-September 2011-12 period, according to PBS data.

Meanwhile, the figures revealed that the country’s food exports registered a decrease of 11.54 per cent in July-September period of the year 2012-13. The break-up of food group exports revealed that rice exports went down by 26.82 per cent in the period under review, fish exports went up by 7.22 per cent, fruits declined by 4.24 per cent, vegetables exports increased by 3.40 per cent, pulses export decreased by 38.28 per cent, tobacco exports declined by 43.83 per cent, wheat exports declined by 72.69 per cent, spices exports increased by 9.06 per cent, oil seeds export 9.97 per cent, sugar 100 per cent, meat 26.89 per cent and all other food items export enhanced by 0.06 per cent in the period under review.

Meanwhile, exports of manufactures group increased by 44.57 per cent during the first quarter of the current financial year against corresponding period of previous year. In manufactures group, exports of carpets, rugs and mats decreased by 2.74 per cent, sports goods exports increased by 0.13 per cent and leather exports went up by 5.86 per cent. Similarly, the engineering goods exports declined by over 16.01 per cent in July-September period of the current fiscal year against the same period last year.