ISLAMABAD Pakistans textile exports registered an increase of over 10 per cent during the first quarter (July-September) of the ongoing financial year 2011-2012 against the same period of last year despite destruction of cotton crop in Sindh due to the heavy rains and floods. According to the figures released by Federal Bureau of Statistics on Thursday, the country exported textile commodities worth $3.191 billion in July-September period of the current financial year against $2.892 billion of July-September period of the previous financial year 2010-2011. The textiles exports went up by 10.34 per cent in one-year period. It is worth mentioning here that heavy rains and floods had badly damaged the cottons crop in Sindh province, however its exports are still showing positive growth in the ongoing financial year. According to the figures released by FBS, the product-wise details showed that raw cotton exports increased by 668 per cent in the first three months of the current financial year, cotton yarn exports decreased by 1.47 per cent, cotton cloth exports went up by 12.05 per cent, cotton carded exports declined by 97.75 per cent, yarn exports went up by 117.46 per cent, knitwear 6.47 per cent, bed wear 3.18 per cent, towels 6.42 per cent, tents 228.01 per cent, readymade garments 15.30 per cent, art silk and synthetic textile 18.63 per cent, made up articles 8.97 per cent and other textile materials exports increased by 29.29 per cent in July-September period of FY2011-12 against the same period of FY2010-11 period, FBS data showed. Meanwhile, the figures revealed that the countrys food exports also registered an increase of 38.51 per cent in July-September period of the year 2011-12. The break up of food group exports revealed that rice exports went down by 11.22 per cent in the period under review, fish exports increased by 12.81 per cent, fruits 43.13 per cent, vegetables 77.26 per cent, pulses 100 per cent, tobacco 20.92 per cent, wheat 100 per cent, spices 47.91 per cent, oil seeds export 135.94 per cent, meat 38.89 per cent and all other food items export enhanced by 212.15 per cent in the period under review. Meanwhile, other manufactures group also enhanced by 18.52 per cent. In this group, exports carpets, rugs and mats went up by 7.27 per cent and sports goods exports increased by 5.39 per cent during the period under review. Similarly, the engineering goods exports enhanced by over 66 per cent, surgical goods and medical instruments exports also went up by 99.51 per cent in July-September period of the current fiscal year against the same period of last year.