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Pak textile sector to be affected by trade ban with India

Published: 2019-08-14

Pakistan’s decision to suspend bilateral trade with India may hit its textiles sector, which relies on raw material import worth over $450 million from the latter. Pakistan ranks 48th in the list of India's trade partners, while India ranks 6th among Pakistan’s importing partners. In 2018-19, Indo-Pak trade was 0.1 per cent of India's total trade. 

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Of the total exports of $330.08 billion in 2018-19, India's trade with Pakistan accounted for just 0.6 per cent. 

In 2018-19, Pakistan imported $550.33 million worth of cotton and $457.75 million worth of organic chemicals from India, according to Indian commerce ministry statistics. Together, the two products make up around half of the country’s total imports from India, which were around $2.07 billion during that fiscal. 

In contrast, India imports products valued at less than a fourth of its total exports to Pakistan, and is not expected to face a negative impact from Pakistan’s move, according to Indian media reports. India's total exports to Pakistan stood at $2.06 billion in 2018-19, while its imports were valued at just $0.49 billion. (DS)

Source:Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India