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Major Exports of Pakistan: Rice, Cotton, Mangoes & More

Although it has taken some time, Pakistan has unquestionably developed into one of the world’s fastest-developing nations; Pakistan’s credit rating outlook undoubtedly is one indication of this.  Pakistan has consistently demonstrated its strength as an exporter of numerous goods. Shortly, the nation is predicted to surpass eleven other countries in terms of GDP and is well on its way to being the leader. To help you learn more about Pakistan, we have listed all of the nation’s top exports. As we go over each of these exports in detail, keep reading. 

The Evolution Of Pakistan’s Main Exports Throughout History

According to a global survey conducted in 2018, Pakistan’s top revenue-generating exports were linens, men’s suits that were either unstitched or stitched and neither crocheted nor knitted, rice, Cotton yarn, woven fabrics, embroidered dress patterns, leather goods, a variety of related accessories, and ethyl alcohol. 

The Islamic Republic of Pakistan has impressive global exports worth $23.6 billion to its credit, demonstrating a remarkable rise of 8% from 2017 to 2018. This is despite the country sharing borders with economic giants like China and India. In addition, the nation exported commercial services estimated to be worth $4 billion during the same period, for a total value of about $5.3 billion.

The most important export goods that Pakistan offered in 2018 at the enormous dollar value were as follows:

  • Textiles and worn apparel are Worth US$4.1 billion (17.1% of total exports). 
  • Cotton: $14.9% or $3.5 billion 
  • Clothes and accessories made of knitting or crocheting: $2.9 billion (12%) 
  • Accessories for clothing: $2.6 billion (10.9%) 
  • Cereals: 9.9%, $2.4 billion 
  • Articles made of leather or animal guts: $662.7 million (2.8%) 
  • Made goods and sugar together: $519 million (2.2%) 
  • Oil and other mineral fuels: $499.5 million (2.1%) 
  • Spirits, vinegar, and beverages: $453.1 million (1.9%) 
  • Cement, stone, sulfur, and salt: $445.4 million (1.9%) 
  • Poultry and fish: $422 million (1.8%) 

Each of the abovementioned categories substantially contributes to Pakistan’s overall export environment, making up more than three quarters (76.5%). Aside from the top nine categories, mineral fuels are the export industry with the most significant growth rate, increasing by around 93.2% between 2017 and 2018. Céréales ranked second, with a 34.2% rise in cargo bolstered by maize, rice, grain sorghum, and barley. The category with the third-largest gain, drinks, spirits, and vinegar, accounted for 18.6% of the total exports. 

A List Of Pakistan’s Major Exports

Pakistan’s top exports are carpets, rugs, leather goods, sports equipment, and textiles. In the meantime, Pakistan exports a sizable amount of fish, rice, sugar, cotton, fruits, and vegetables. The nation is home to some of Asia’s biggest markets for camels, the second-biggest for apricots and ghee (oil), and the third-biggest for cotton, onions, and milk. Here are a few exports that make Pakistan stand out among other exporters worldwide:

  • Mangoes
  • Rice
  • Oranges 
  • Cotton 
  • Surgical Tools
  • Football 
  • Furniture 
  • Football 
  • Leather Goods


Globally, Pakistani basmati rice is well renowned.Over half of export earnings come from basmati rice.High-quality basmati rice is produced in Pakistan and is considered one of the best. It is then exported to several nations, including Jordan, Oman, the UAE, Kenya, and Thailand. The nation’s economy benefited from the approximately 3 million metric tonnes of rice exported in 2018—a worth of US$1.224 billion. Additionally, historically speaking, rice has been the nation’s second-largest export.


Mango exports are Pakistan’s second-biggest industry despite the nation being known as the world’s fifth-largest fruit grower. There are 110 different varieties of mangoes grown in Pakistan each year. The most popular ones include Chaunsa, Sindhri, Langra, Dasehri, Anwar Ratool, Saroli, Toota Pari, Fajri, Neelum, Almas, Sanwal, and Desi. The main markets for the mangoes grown in Pakistan are Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Iran, and the Middle East. 

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Pakistan is a top producer of oranges. Pakistani oranges are unparalleled in the world.The greatest fresh oranges, called Kinnows, are readily available in Pakistan. 2018, the nation exported 370,000 metric tonnes of oranges, bringing in $222 million. Some significant markets for Pakistani kinnow imports include Russia, the Philippines, Iran, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Malaysia, and the United Arab Emirates.


Thirty-three thousand six hundred eighty-three metric tonnes of spun cotton, raw cotton, and cotton fiber were exported in 2017 and 2018, totaling an estimated $55.551 million. In contrast, 332,325 metric tonnes of cotton yarn, valued at $859.716 million, and an additional $8.793 billion worth of textile products, including knitwear, cotton clothing, towels, and bedsheets, were exported in 8 months. China, Germany, the US, the UK, France, Russia, Italy, Spain, Canada, Brazil, Australia, and the Netherlands are just a few of the nations Pakistan sells cotton worldwide.

Medical Instrumentation

Pakistan is a leading exporter of surgical instruments.High-quality surgical instrument production is something Pakistan pioneered.In addition to producing a wide range of other precise tools utilizing the best raw materials and according to the highest standards, around 3,600 businesses in Pakistan employ a combined 150,000 people and produce the highest quality surgical and dental instruments. Pakistan supplied surgical tools worth roughly $221.298 million to the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, France, Australia, and Russia in 2018 alone.

Leather Goods

Among Pakistan’s top export-generating goods are leather goods like bags, coats, trousers, shoes, and other everyday items. Nearly $478.85 million worth of leather goods were sent by Pakistan in 2018, primarily to major importers such as Russia, Italy, France, Canada, the UK, the US, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, and Brazil.


Pakistan ships wooden furniture to the United States and Europe. Exquisite furniture is exported from many regions of Punjab.Pakistan is one of the few countries in the world that produces high-quality furniture in Punjab, which it exports for $8–12 million a year to the US, UK, Germany, Spain, and Italy. China, however, is constructing Pakistani stores in its main cities to build better and more extensive furniture commerce.


Among other sporting commodities, Pakistan has the distinguished distinction of being the world’s top football producer. In 2018, Pakistan shipped 37.28 million footballs to other countries for $153.018 million. Footballs made in Pakistan are frequently utilized in FIFA competitions. Footballs created in Pakistan, called Telstar and Brazuca, were used in the Russia and Brazil FIFA World Cups, respectively. Additionally, the nation is notable for having supplied hand-stitched football for every World Cup between 1990 and 2010. 


Seafood is one of Pakistan’s main exports. Particularly for seafood, Pakistanis are well-known. Pakistan is a major exporter of fresh, healthy prawns and prawns to other countries. In 2017 and 2018, the nation sold $264.18 million worth of fish, primarily to China and the European Union, its two leading seafood importers.

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