• Despite being 4th largest cotton producer in the world, Pakistan’s comparative advantage is marginalized by low value-added exports as reflected in the country’s 12th rank in global textile exports by value.
  • Significant opportunities exist in setting up value-addition units, such as apparel lines to build a strong sector base.
  • The textile sector has primarily been outward looking i.e. export focused, however with rising quantity and quality of domestic consumption, the industry would need to expand capacity to meet local demand and thus provide investment opportunities.
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