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Pakistan reports increase in cotton yarn, cloth production
May '17
Cotton yarn and cotton cloth production in Pakistan have grown by 0.78 per cent and 0.51 per cent respectively during first three quarters of current financial year as compared to the corresponding period last year. During July 2016-March 2017, 2.572 million tonnes of cotton yarn was produced as compared to 2.552 million tonnes in the same period last year.

According to Pakistani media reports, domestic yarn production in March 2017 was recorded at 287,450 tonnes as against 282,695 tonnes in March last year.

During the last nine months, about 784.250 million square metres of cotton cloth were produced, in comparison to 780.233 million square metres in the corresponding period last year, the reports said.

Pakistan recorded cotton cloth production of 87,500 thousand square metres in March 2017 as against 86,500 square metres in March 2016.

However, the reports said, jute goods production decreased by 7.95 per cent during the period under review, at 41,793 tonnes against 45,402 tonnes in the same period last year. On month on month basis, 7,085 tonnes of jute goods were produced in March 2017 as compared to 2,681 tonnes in March 2016.

In last nine months, sacking production was recorded at 23,702 tonnes as compared to 25,095 tonnes during the same period last year, down by 5.55 per cent, the reports said. (SV)

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