The readymade garments export has registered an increase of 8.51 percent in terms of value with 22.843 million dozens various types of items worth $ 1548.282 million during first three quarters of this year.
The number of various types of readymade garments exported during the same period last year was 21.434 million dozens and their worth was $ 1426.826 million. According to official data, the readymade garment industry has emerged one of the important small scale industries in the country with demand both at home and abroad. The local requirements of readymade garments are almost met by this industry. The garment industry is also a good source of providing employment opportunities to a large number of people at a very low capital investment. It mainly uses locally produced raw materials.
Most of the machines used by this industry are imported or locally made and assembled.
The data reveals that production of garments by units depends on export orders directly or indirectly and these orders have somewhat risen in terms of value, but they have fluctuated widely in terms of quantity.