A brief look at Textile Industry  Engineering Post Report 

Textile is the most important manufacturing sector of  Pakistan and has the longest  production chain, with  inherent potential  for value addition  at each stage  of processing  from cotton to ginning, spinning , fabric, dyeing and finishing , made-ups and garments.

This sector contributes nearly one-fourth of   industrial value-added and provides employment to about 40 percent of the industrial labour force. Barring seasonal  and cyclical  fluctuations, textile products have maintained  an average share of  about  61.24 per cent in the exports   from Pakistan.

Pakistan’s total textile exports  in 2016-17 were worth US  $ 20444.692 million , in 2020-21 were worth  US $ 25304.441 million and during first  three quarters of last financial year 2021-22…

The ancillary textile industry includes cotton spinning, cotton cloth, cotton fabric, fabric processing , home textiles, towels, hosiery  and readymade garments. These components are being produced  both in the large-scale  organized sector as well as in the unorganized cottage/small and medium units.

The spinning sector  is the backbone  in the ranking of textile production., as per record of Textiles Commissioner’s organization  till some time back, it  comprises of 517 textile units (40  composite units and 477 spinning units) with 13414  million  spindles and 198801 rotors installed and 11338 million spindles and 126583 rotes in operation  with capacity  utilization of 84.55 per cent and 63.67 percent  respectively.

There are also the cloth sector, textile made-up  sector,   hosiery industry, readymade garments industry,  towel industry,  canvas,  synthetic textile fabrics, woolen industry, and jute industry whose working and performance will be  mentioned some other time for want of space, please.