The recently revealed export figures for the period from July to March 2007-2008 reflect the sluggish performance of Pakistan’s textile and apparel industry. Only raw cotton, manufactured goods (except towels and beaded ornaments), artistic silk and man-made textiles have seen an increase year-on-year in exports. Main textile and clothing export items, such as yarn, clothing, cotton cloth, knitwear, beading, towels and canvas, have experienced negative growth. The leather industry has its advantages. The export of leather fabrics and leather clothing has increased year-on-year, but the export of leather shoes has declined. The best export performance is raw cotton. The export volume of raw cotton increased by 17.12% year-on-year and the export value increased by 18.15% year-on-year. The export volume of art silk and man-made textiles increased by 16.03% and the export value increased by 40.91%. Exports of manufactured goods increased by 12.60%. The items with negative growth are cotton yarn and other yarns. The export value of cotton yarn fell by 8.27% year-on-year, and the export of other yarns fell by 20.46% year-on-year. The largest decrease was cotton cloth. The export volume of cotton cloth dropped by 20.90% year-on-year, and the export value dropped by 11.01% year-on-year. The export volume of ready-made garments fell by 4.24% year-on-year, and the export value fell by 12.05% year-on-year. The export volume of knitwear decreased by 10.53% year-on-year, and the export value decreased by 7.97% year-on-year. The export of leather fabrics increased by 35.46%, and the export value of leather clothing increased by 24.08%.