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Raw cotton, cotton carded & bed wear exports fall

Mar '07
Country's textile export witnessed a straight jump of 6 percent during the first eight months (July-February) of the current fiscal year 2006-07, crossing $7 billion mark, official statistics revealed on Tuesday.

This is in comparision to the same period of the last fiscal years figure of $6.609 billion, indicating $397 million worth rise. Month-on-month basis, country textile exports have risen 6.23 percent during the February 2007, against the same period of last fiscal year.

Statistics shows that during February 2007, country's textile exports stood at $788.561 million against $742.048 million recorded during same period fiscal 2006, registering a $46.513 million or 6.23 percent hike during February 2007.

In February 2007, textile export also showed an increase of $24.392 million or 3.19 percent against the January 2007 performance reaching $764.169 million.

Four textile items including raw cotton, cotton cloth, cotton carded and bed wear exports have decline during July-February 2007, while other products' exports including readymade garments, yarn, knitwear, art and silk grew. During July-February of the current fiscal year, knitwear moved up 16 percent, yarns by 140.46 percent, and towels by 2 percent.

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