While the export value of the Pakistan Textile Sector was 1, 1 million dollar in 1990, it has reached to 5,4 billion dollars by the end of 2009. In other words, the total textile exports of Turkey folded five times within the last 20 years.
According to WTO statistics for 2008, Pakistan ranked seventh in the world with a share of 3,8% and Asian statistics second in the EU market with a share of 17,5%.
Pakistan exports 49% of textile products to EU countries. Advantages of Pakistan in using advanced technology, richness in raw materials, and geographical proximity to main markets also lead to market diversification for textile exports.
Pakistan, as being one of the most prominent textile and clothing producers in the world, now, has the production capacity to meet almost all the raw material needs of the clothing industry.