The substantial increase in Pakistani men’s garment exports to China during the first two months of 2023 can be attributed to the country’s strong manufacturing capabilities and the high quality of its men’s garments said Ghulam Qadir, Commercial Counsellor, Pakistan Embassy Beijing.
Ghulam Qadir told China Economic Net that China has been an important trading partner for Pakistan, with Chinese companies increasingly sourcing garments from Pakistan due to their competitive prices. The rise in exports is also attributed to the increased demand for Pakistani apparel from Chinese consumers, who have been looking for more stylish clothing options.
“In January- February of this year men’s garments exports from Pakistan to China crossed $4.36 million while in 2022 in the same period, it was $3.21 million, showing an increase of 36%. The top products were Men’s or boys’ trousers of cotton community code (61034200) worth $2.57 million whereas January-February of 2022 it was $1.27 million”, he stated.
It is worth mentioning that Pakistani men’s garments annual exports to China in 2022 were $28.66 million while in 2021 it was $21.62 million an increase of nearly 33%. Men’s or boys’ trousers of cotton, community code (61034200) worth $17.94 million remained the top items while in 2021 it was $12.59 million.
Pakistan’s T-shirt exports to China also reached $5.53 million in the first two months of 2023, up more than 106% compared to the same period in 2022. Overall, Pakistan’s export to China crossed $446 million in the first two months of 2023.