ISLAMABAD: Exports of Pakistani sports goods soared to $136.166 million during July-November against $118.853 million during the corresponding period of 2013-14, posting a healthy 14.57 percent increase.
According to data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), bulk of the sports goods exports comprised footballs which grew by 12.36 percent of the total exports during the period in question.
The PBS pointed out that football export during July-November was recorded at $64.217 million against $57.154 million during the same period of last year.
The exports of gloves also increased 34.15 percent by reaching $36.540 million last year to $49.018 million during the current year.
However, exports of all other sports products witnessed negative growth of 8.86 percent by falling from $25.159 million to $22.931 million, the data revealed.
Meanwhile, on year-on-year basis, the exports of sports products increased by 29.84 percent in November 2014 to $25.004 million compared to the exports of $19.257 million in November 2013.
During the month of November the exports of footballs increased by 26.45 percent from $9.619 million during November 2013 to $12.163 while the exports of gloves increased by 26.48 percent from $7.480 million to $9.461 million.
The exports of all other sports products also increased by 56.63 percent by going up from $2.158 million in November 2013 to #3.380 million in November 2014, the PBS data revealed.
On month-on-month basis, the exports of sports products increased by 1.67 percent in November 2013 compared to the exports of $24.593 million in October 2014.