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.