Pakistan has attained a creditable position in the world because of its large scale textile industry. It ranks fourth in the production of cotton and ranks third in the consumption of cotton in Asia. The share of cotton export is 60% of total export of Pakistan. The government of Pakistan has developed the separate ministry of textile industry in the year 2004 after the outstanding performance of industry in the area of Apparels.

Right now it seems that Pakistan Textile industry is in a stagnant condition. The higher production costs have brought about this regress. Because of the internal competition with other industries the production cost goes high, and the higher cost weakens the conditions of the Pakistan export market in the international market. Exports of Pakistan textiles are not praise-worthy in comparison with those of Bangladesh, China and India. The figures of apparel export of Pakistan, China, India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to the US in the first half of the year 2006 are shown in the following chart.

In the above chart it is clearly visible that the market share of China is highest in the US apparel market and the share of Pakistan is lowest. In the US exports the market share of apparels by different countries is shown below in the chart. China is leading with 20.5% and the market share of Pakistan is 1.9%.