Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Pakistan's polyester yarn, cotton fabric imports surge
Pakistan's polyester yarn, cotton fabric imports surge
26
May '12
There has been a huge rise in the quantity of polyester yarn and cotton fabric imported by Pakistan, as the country's domestic production suffers owing to the continuing power and energy crisis, a senior official of All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) has said.

Mr. Gohar Ejaz, Group Leader of APTMA, said they would have welcomed such rise in imports if it would have arisen from rise in demand, but not while it is cutting the share of the domestic textile industry.

The present hike in import of polyester yarn has resulted from reduced domestic production as frequent power outages and gas shortages have rendered the domestic producers uncompetitive, he stated.

Of the 20 polyester yarn producers in the country, only three are operational at present, he said. The country's polyester yarn output hardly meets the domestic demand, while the share of blended products in textile exports of the country is also negligible, he said.

According to the Federal Bureau of Statistics (FBS) figures, Pakistan imported 5.19 million tons of polyester yarn in 2009-10, which increased to 27.616 million tons in 2010-11. The imports of polyester yarn soared to 63.29 million tons in the first half of the current fiscal which began on June 1, 2011, and are expected to cross 150 million tons by the end of the current fiscal, Mr. Ejaz said.

Similarly, cotton fabric imports reached 120.53 million square metres during first half of the current fiscal, a 107 percent up from imports worth 58.36 million square metres registered during the corresponding period of last year.

Mr. Ejaz warned that as the disturbing trend is likely to continue, it may jeopardise growth and existence of the textile industry in Pakistan.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Europe fights against microplastic release from textiles

Textiles | On 18th Jan 2018

Europe fights against microplastic release from textiles

The European Commission, the institution of the European Union, has...

Egypt starts building biggest textile city in Al-Sadat

Textiles | On 18th Jan 2018

Egypt starts building biggest textile city in Al-Sadat

Egypt has started construction of the biggest city for textiles and...

Vietnam targets $20 bn from export of footwear, bags

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jan 2018

Vietnam targets $20 bn from export of footwear, bags

Vietnam targets to earn around $20 billion from the export of...

Interviews View All

Pratik Bachkaniwala
Palod Himson Machines

Fabric processing machines are picking up

Nitin Bhatia
Trend Arrest

Setting up a brand for online selling is easy, but running the brand is not

Divyesh Mashruwala
Akshar Industries

Surat dominates foiling, embossing and pleating

Sugandha Bhardwaj

<div>New Delhi-based Brinjal Designs Pvt Ltd manufactures home furnishing...

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

January 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

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

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
68.8%
No
13.5%
Skip
17.7%

Total Votes: 96

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

Yes No

Active Poll

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

Yes
63.5%
No
29.2%
Skip
7.3%

Total Votes: 96

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

Yes No

Active Poll

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

Yes
87.5%
No
9.4%
Skip
3.1%

Total Votes: 96

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

Active Poll

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

Yes
82.3%
No
8.3%
Skip
9.4%

Total Votes: 96


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