Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Pakistani textile exporters fear losing out on delivery deadlines
Pakistani textile exporters fear losing out on delivery deadlines
Nov '11
Pakistani textile exporters are apprehending to lose out on considerable amount of Christmas orders as they may not be able to make timely deliveries due to severe power shortage.

Experts estimate that the country's textile industry may lose out around two billion USD worth of Christmas orders and there will be a decline in its market share in the US and the EU markets.

It is because the deliver dates for the Christmas season are getting nearer, while the extensively labour oriented textile industry is being forced to remain inactive for no less than three days per week owing to gas and power outages.

Industry experts suggest that the Government should reroute the gas that it supplies to fertilizer units to the textile industry that brings in valuable foreign exchange to the country. They explain that in spite of availing gas subsidies, the fertilizer producers sell their produce to farmers at prices that match global prices.

The textile producers claim that the industry endured production losses of two billion USD during last year, owing to gas and power outages. They add that the economy is already ailing due to huge financial losses suffered on account of recent floods and the energy shortages are adding to the problems.

For example, energy crisis is compelling several small and large scale units in Faisalabad to operate at nearly half their production capacity.

According to Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers Association (PHMA), importers seem to be shifting their orders to other countries as Pakistan's Christmas garment exports have plummeted by 19 percent to US$ 2.31 billion.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

Govt constitutes GST Feedback and Action Room

The Government of India has constituted a Feedback and Action Room...

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

India’s cotton textile exports fell in FY17: Tamta

The overall export of cotton textiles from India declined in 2016-17...

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

Stella McCartney, Bolt Threads partner for eco fashion

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has partnered with Bolt Threads for ...

Interviews View All

Dinaz Madhukar
DLF Emporio and DLF Promenade

‘Each event and promotion is planned out keeping in mind the business of...

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search