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July-Oct: Sports goods export up by 8.81pc to $108.366m; football exports soar by 36pc in Oct

July-Oct: Sports goods export up by 8.81pc to $108.366m; football exports soar by 36pc in Oct

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan exported of sports goods worth $108.366 million during four months July-October (2014-15) against the exports of $99.596 million during the corresponding period of last year, showing as increase of 8.81 percent.

Similarly on year-on-year basis, exports of football witnessed an increased 36.09 percent in October 2014 to $24.593 million as compared to $18.071 million in October the previous year.

According to figures released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), export of football during the July-Oct was recorded at $52.451 million against the exports of $47.534 million during the same period of last year. The exports of gloves also increased by 33.36 percent, going up from $29.061 million last year to $38.756 million during the current year. However, exports of all other sports products witnessed negative growth of 25.40 percent by falling from $23.001 million to $17.159 million, the data revealed.

Meanwhile, on year-on-year basis, the exports of sports products increased by 36.09 per cent in October 2014 to $24.593 million compared to the exports of $18.071 million in October 2013. During the month of October, the exports of footballs increased by 638 per cent, while the exports of gloves decreased by 28.56 per cent and other sports products by 2.71 compared to October 2013.

On month-on-month basis, the exports of sports products, however decreased by 1.95 per cent by going down from $25.083 million in September 2014 to $24.593 million in October, according to the data.