The sports goods manufacturing sector of Pakistan boasts of a rich history and a vibrant manufacturing base. Initially rising as a cottage industry, the sector now consists of well-developed manufacturing units in and around Sialkot city of Punjab. Over time, Sialkot and its adjacent areas have developed into a cluster for manufacturing sports goods, banking on historical knowledge and the availability of skilled craftsmen. The flagship product for this cluster is the inflatable ball (mainly soccer ball) which has played a large part in gaining the area’s international recognition. Pakistan caters to almost 70% of the global demand for inflatable balls. Other products being produced in the Sialkot region are cricket bats, hockey sticks, tennis rackets, indoor games, and protective gear including sports clothing, gloves, pads, etc.

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