1.     Overview:

a.       Total Area: 796,095 sq km

b.      Total Population: 176.75 Millions

                                                               i.      Agricultural Population – 74.68 Millions

                                                             ii.      Total labour force – 58.41 million

c.       GDP: $210.6 billion (2011 est.)

d.      GDP - real growth rate: 2.4% (2011 est.)

e.      GDP – per capita: $2,800 (2011 est.)

f.        GDP - composition by sector:

                                                               i.      agriculture: 20.9%

                                                             ii.      industry: 25.8%

                                                            iii.      services: 53.3% (2011 est.)

g.       Investment (gross fixed): 11.8% of GDP (2011 est.)

h.      Unemployment rate: 5.6% (2011 est.)

i.        People under poverty line: 22.3%

j.        Industries: textiles and apparel, food processing, pharmaceuticals, construction materials, paper products, fertilizer, shrimp

k.       Industrial production growth rate: 3% (2011 est.)

2.     Trade:


a.       Total Exports: $25.35 billion (2011 est.)

b.      Exports commodities: textiles (garments, bed linen, cotton cloth, yarn), rice, leather goods, sports goods, chemicals, manufactures, carpets and rugs

c.       Export partners: US 14.3%, UAE 7.7%, Afghanistan 7.6%, China 7.6%, Germany 5%, UK 4.1% (2011)

d.      Total Import: $35.82 billion (2011 est.)

e.      Imports commodities: petroleum, petroleum products, machinery, plastics, transportation equipment, edible oils, paper and paperboard, iron and steel, tea

f.        Import partners: China 17.9%, Saudi Arabia 11.2%, UAE 11.1%, Kuwait 5.8%, Malaysia 5.7%, India 4.9%, US 4.3% (2011

g.       CO2 emissions (kt): 0.85.


3.     Climate, Land & Agriculture:


a.       Climate: mostly hot, dry desert; temperate in northwest; arctic in north

b.      Total Agricultural Land Area: 273 000 km2

c.       Land Use:

                                                               i.      Arable land: 24.44%

                                                             ii.      Permanent crops: 0.84%

                                                            iii.      Other: 74.72%

                                                           iv.      Irrigated land: 198,700 sq km (2003)

d.      Major Agricultural commodities: Wheat, Cotton lint, Rice, paddy, Sugar cane, Potatoes, Onions, Maize


4.   Major agricultural/industrial activity where jute can be used:

      Textiles and apparel, food processing, , paper products


5. Environmental information & data:


Water pollution from raw sewage, industrial wastes, and agricultural runoff; limited natural freshwater resources; most of the population does not have access to potable water; deforestation; soil erosion; desertification


6.     Jute Statistics:


Import of jute by Pakistan in recent years



















 Export of Jute, Kenaf and Allied Fibre Products by Major Producing Countries






















7.     Other information which is related to jute:

  Pakistan is the 6th largest producer of Sugarcane, 7th largest producer of wheat, 11th largest producer of rice/paddy and 16th largest producer of maize. jute/Kenaf is the main packaging material for these commodities.


  World largest importer of raw jute;

  Pakistan spends US$105 million annually on the imports of jute in addition to its freight and shipment cost;

  Has 12 jute mills and a jute mill association (PJMA)

  Jute mills provide direct employment to over 30,000 people and indirect support to 120,000 people  in Pakistan;

  Quality suppliers of jute products in Iran, Egypt, Sudan, United Kingdom and UAE. Exports to many other countries in Asia, Africa and Europe are in the process;

  Annual average production of jute/kenaf is 1,500 tonnes

  Recent concern of Pakistan in jute cultivation;

  Member of CIRDAP.


Prospect of jute cultivation in Pakistan

  Pakistan can become the third country in the world producing jute in bulk quantity, meeting its domestic consumption at large-scale to pursue its self-sufficiency in manufacturing of jute-related items with its own raw material ;

  Pakistan needs only 60,700 Hectares of land to meet the requirement of 12 jute mills situated in Pakistan;

  Thousands of farmers could be engaged to produce jute crop particularly in the land where different cash and food crops are not grown;


Expected benefit by cultivating jute

  The major benefit of the local jute farming will come up in the shape of hygienically saving of crops in jute bags, which are considered best for storing wheat and other crops;

  jute production will increase the agriculture activities on land affected by salinity and waterlogging and thousands of farmers will earn their livelihood throughout the year;

  Pakistan will set to achieve self-sufficiency in jute productions gradually if the farming is encouraged at local level;

  jute production in Pakistan, which can save country's billions of rupees foreign exchange spent on importing jute as well as….. ……….;


8.     Associate Members:

The Pakistan Jute Mills Association (PJMA)

PJMA House, Plot # 18 D-E II

 Gulberg III, Lahore – 54660, Pakistan

Tel: + 92 42 5774400-01, Fax: + 92 42 5774402

E-mail: ceo@cresjute.com; secretary@pjma.com;

info@pjma.com.pk; pj_ma2000@yahoo.com



  White Pearl Jute Mills Ltd.

  Mr. Malik Mohammad Jahangir

  Executive Director

               White Pearl House, 29 Bridge Colon

  Lahore Cantt. Pakistan

  Tel: 00 92 42 3660 4722/33/44

  Fax: 00 92 42 3660 4755/66

  E-mail: info@whitepearlgroup.com

  Web: www.whitepearlgroup.com 

 9.     Jute Industries and Traders:


Jute mills of Pakistan

  Crescent Jute Products Ltd.

  Thal Ltd.

  White Pearl Jute Mills Ltd.

  Amin Fabrics Ltd.

  Sargodha Jute Mills Ltd.

  Pioneer Jute Mills Ltd.

  Indus Jute Mills Ltd.

  Suhail Jute Mills Ltd.

  Madina Jute Mills Ltd.

  Habib Jute Mills Ltd.

  Othe two jute mills.

Jute traders of Pakistan

  Alisha Apparel

  AR Traders

  C. M. Karanjia&Co. Pakistan)

  Rehmat Industries

  Reliance General Trading Company

  Rizwan Fabrics & Packages

   Synt Textile Industries

  Vital Texcrafts


Govt. Department/Ministry may dealing with jute:

 Focal Contact Point for Membership:

         Ministry of Industries and Production, Government of Pakistan

         Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Govt. of Pakistan

         Pakistan Jute Mills Association (PJMA)

         Ayub Agriculture Research Institute (AARI)

         Punjab Agriculture Department, Pakistan

         University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan

         Pakistan International Chamber of Commerce Inc.

         High Commission for the People's Republic of Bangladesh, Islamabad

         High Commission India, Islamabad


Business Associations of Pakistan:

  Pakistan International Chamber of Commerce Inc.

  The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry

  Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI)

  Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI)

  The Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI))

  Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI)

  Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SCC)

  Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FCCI)

  Sargodha Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCI)

  Multan Chamber Of Commerce & Industry (MCCI)

  Overseas Investors Chamber of Commerce & Industry - (OICCI)


 IJO and IJSG Collaboration:

       The IJSG Secretariat organized a seminar in Lahore, Pakistan in December 2005. The Hon’ble Minister for Industry, Government of Pakistan inaugurated the Seminar and later declared that  Pakistan would join IJSG as a Member;

     The former Secretary General, IJSG visited Pakistan to hold a meeting with Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in March 2007 as a membership drive ;

        Pakistan was an active importing Member of the former IJO since 1984

  I    JSG has two Associate Members from Pakistan

         Students from Pakistan successfully completed the training on “Jute Spinning and Weaving” Held in IJSG on Oct-Nov 2010.



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