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Leather garments export grows by $18.17 million in July-December




  • Pakistan’s export of leather garments posted an increase of over 9 percent to $218.094 million in July-December period of the current fiscal year, official figures suggest. Leather garments export grew by $18.175 million in July-December 2013-14 from $199.919 million exported in the same period last fiscal year, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) said. 

    In terms of volume export of leather garments went up to 584,000 dozens in July-December 2013-14 from 469,000 dozens in the same period last fiscal year, showing an increase of 115,000 dozens or 25 percent, the figures indicate. The export of leather garments was higher by 11.49 percent or $3.984 million in December 2014 to $38.646 million compared to $34.662 million in December 2013, the PBS says. 

    In terms of quantity leather export surged by 8.43 percent or 7000 dozens to 90,000 dozens in December 2014 from 83,000 dozens in December 2013, according to the statistics. Export of leather gloves in July-December 2013-14 increased by $9.941 million or 9.41 percent to $92.300 million from $82.359 million in the same period last fiscal year, the PBS shows. 

    In terms of size the export was 3,231,000 dozens of leather gloves in July-December 2013-14 compared to 2,637,000 dozens in July-December 2012-13, showing an increase of 594,000 dozens or 23 percent, according to the PBS. However, the export of gloves fell by $0.239 million or 1.5 percent to $15.041 million in December 2013 compared to $15.280 million in December 2012, the PBS indicates. In terms of volume export of gloves reduced to 441,000 dozens in December 2013 from 446,000 dozens in December 2012, depicting a fall of 5000 dozens or 1.12 percent, the PBS says. 

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