Leather goods’ exports up by 9.89pc
Islamabad: The exports of leather goods from the country witnessed increase of 9.89 percent during first five months of current fiscal year 2013-14 against the same period of last year.
The leather goods exports were recorded at US $263.097 million in July-November 2013-14 against $239.421 million of last year.
According to data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the exports of leather garments increased by 8.72 percent during the period under review against the same period last year.
The leather garments exports during the period under review were recorded at $179.66 million against $ 165.257 million of last year.
Similarly exports of leather gloves increased by 13.85 percent which stood at $78.646 million during July-November 2013-14 against $69.079 million during July-November 2012-13.
On month on month basis, the leather manufactures export also increased by 9.45 percent and decreased by 8.8 percent in November, 2013 when compared with the exports in November 2012 and October 2013, respectively.
The exports in November 2013 were recorded at $45.94 million where as in November 2012 and October 2013 the value of exports remained $41.997 million and $50.4 million, respectively.
Similarly the exports of leather garments increased by 8.39 percent and decreased by 7.98 percent during November 2013 when compared to November 2012 and October 2013 respectively.
The leather gloves exports, also increased from $10.589 million in November 2012 to $12.362 million in November 2013 showing a growth of 16.74 percent.