Highest Value Pakistani Export Products

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From linens to T-shirts, a wide range of clothing dominated the 20 highest value Pakistani export products in 2016.

Perhaps the most distinctive entry among Pakistan’s highest value exports was sports equipment. The most valuable Pakistani exports also include rice, refined petroleum oils and ethyl alcohol.

The following list shows on which product categories Pakistani exporters generated the most revenue. Unlike most information currently available on the web, the items below are detailed at the 4-digit tariff code level.

This level of granularity can help entrepreneurs identify more precisely which products for which Pakistan enjoys strong demand and competitive advantages compared with other nations. Innovation can transform these insights into lucrative business opportunities.

Highest Value Pakistani Export Products

Below are the 20 highest value export products delivered to Pakistan’s international customers in 2016. Shown within brackets is the change in value for each exported product since 2009.

  1. Linens: US$3.2 billion (up 32.5% since 2009)
  2. Men’s suits, trousers (not knit or crochet): $1.6 billion (up 128.3%)
  3. Yarn (85%+ cotton): $1.2 billion (down -9.4%)
  4. Women’s clothing (not knit or crochet): $974.3 million (up 221.6%)
  5. Rice: $905.5 million (down -49%)
  6. Jerseys, pullovers (knit or crochet): $620.4 million (up 1,207%)
  7. Leather clothing, accessories: $609.7 million (up 10.4%)
  8. Woven cotton fabrics: $576.7 million (up 7.2%)
  9. Woven fabrics (85%+ cotton): $494.2 million (down -8.4%)
  10. Stockings, hosiery (knit or crochet): $367.1 million (up 54.3%)
  11. Processed petroleum oils: $350.7 million (down -50.6%)
  12. T-shirts, vests (knit or crochet): $340.9 million (up 18.7%)
  13. Electro-medical equipment (e.g. xrays): $324 million (up 33.3%)
  14. Sports equipment: $300.9 million (up 76.5%)
  15. Miscellaneous articles, dress patterns: $259.7 million (down -4.2%)
  16. Men’s suits,trousers (knit or crochet): $254.5 million (up 10.2%)
  17. Ethyl alcohol: $237.2 million (up 120.1%)
  18. Woven fabrics (<85% synthetic staple fibres) $214.7 million (up 3%)
  19. Men’s shirts (knit or crochet): $208.9 million (down -55.2%)
  20. Gloves, mitts (knit or crochet): $192.3 million (up 250.8%)

Among these product categories, jerseys and pullovers (knit or crochet) posted the greatest increase in export sales for Pakistan via its 1,207% gain.

Pakistani exports of gloves and mitts (knit or crochet) also showed an impressive gain in 2016 up by 250.8%.

In third place was unknitted and non-crocheted women’s clothing which grew 221.6% over the same 7-year period.

Pakistani exports of knit or crochet men’s shirts (down -55.2%) and processed petroleum oils (down by -50.6%) posted the greatest declines among the top product categories.

See also Pakistan’s Top 10 Exports, Pakistan’s Top 10 Imports and Pakistan’s Top Trading Partners

Research Sources:
International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database (GDP based on Purchasing Power Parity). Accessed on April 24, 2017

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports and World Population, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on April 24, 2017

Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis. Accessed on April 24, 2017