Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

The Unrealized Potential of Pakistan Textiles 
Publication Year : 2021

The textile sector of Pakistan is one of the vital economic drivers for the economy and constitutes 8.5% of the total GDP. Out of the total export earnings, around 60% come only from the export of textile products. The textile sector employs around 40% (19 million workers) of the total labor force and contributes 46% in total manufacturing of Pakistan. In aggregate, the textile and clothing sector supports around 29% of value-addition in manufacturing across Pakistan.

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