The country’s textile and clothing exports saw a record increase of $1.74 billion in Nov 2021, data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) showed.

Textile exports rose by 8 per cent when compared to October 2021. The value-added textile and readymade garment sector saw an increase of 11pc while bed wear and towel exports grew by 9pc and 28pc, respectively.

November’s textile exports rose by 35 per cent as compared to the same month a year ago. The exports of knitwear were up by 40pc, bed wear 32pc, and readymade 27pc.

Textile and clothing exports grew by 28pc to $7.8 billion in the first five months (July-Nov) of the current fiscal year, the data showed. Whereas, the value-added and basic textile were up by 28pc and 35pc.