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Pakistan third largest cotton consumer in world

Pakistan third largest cotton consumer in world

By Imran Ayub

KARACHI: Pakistan would remain the third largest consumer of cotton worldwide this season overtaking the United States and the European countries and three are firm predictions that the same situation would continue by the next season.

A report recently released by the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) rated Pakistan the third largest consumer of the commodity after China and India and the three Asian states would continue the trend by the end of 2006.

“The ICAC estimates that world cotton production will reach 25 million tonnes in 2005-06, five percent less than the previous season but still the second highest on record,” said the report.

“Demand is expected to increase by three percent to 24 million tonnes, and as a consequence world trade in cotton is expected to rise to a record of eight million tonnes.”

The ICAC report estimates Pakistan’s cotton consumption to rise to 2.42 million metric tonnes this year against 2.3 million metric tonnes the country’s textile industry consumed during 2004. The county is likely to consume 2.54 million metric tonnes cotton by 2006, calculates the ICAC report.

The cotton mill use in the country has been on the rise for the past couple of year due to $5 billion BMR (balancing, modernisation and replacement) programme undertaken by the textile industry.

The industry believes the post-quota trading environment under the WTO regime has a lot to offer to the $8 billion export industry and the increasing consumption of cotton bales in the mills is indicative of such a trend.

However, despite rising consumption of cotton in Pakistan, as per the international body’s report, China and India are far ahead in textile production.

The ICAC report places China as number one user of cotton with 8.60 million metric tonnes consumption this year, which is expected to increase to 9.03 million metric tonnes by 2006.

Similarly, India’s cotton consumption stands at 3.60 million metric tonnes, which would grow to 3.78 million metric tonnes by the end of 2006.

“World ending stocks are projected to climb to 11 million tonnes at the end of 2005-06, the highest since 1985-86,” said the report.

“The average cotton price is expected to rise in 2005-06 because of the increases in consumption and trade.”

The US-based ICAC, which represents 42 cotton producing and consuming countries, however stressed standardised cotton production and trade rules, which could benefit both growers and traders.

“The committee encouraged the universal adoption of a common set of trade rules and contract terms that reflect the customs and usage of the international trade in cotton,” said the ICAC.

“Common rules will benefit both buyers and sellers by promoting a sound cotton economy through efficiency in trade and equitable resolution of contract disputes.”

It said most cotton was now traded under the rules of the International Cotton Association (ICA) and there was an agreement that the cotton industry was responsible for conducting educational efforts to ensure that all cotton industry participants were aware of the rules governing international trade in cotton.

“The committee heard of efforts to encourage the adoption of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and better or best management practices (BMPs) that enable producers to improve resource use, enhance environmental outcomes, reduce waste, assure market access and strengthen relations with local stakeholders,” said the report.

“A key element of the development of BMPs is to base recommendations on best science, and governments were encouraged to identify research results appropriate to BMPs in their countries and to encourage their adoption,” said the ICAC report.
 

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Pakistan, China eyeing $8bn trade by 2008

BEIJING, Oct 4: Pakistan and China enjoy bright prospects to take their bilateral trade volume to around $8 billion by the end of 2008, when tariff on most items would be reduced to zero under the Early Harvest Programme (EHP).

By 2008 we are confident to achieve this target, since the two countries registered a rapid growth in their trade interactions in the recent years, said a senior Pakistani official here on Tuesday while talking to APP.

According to Chinese Custom data, bilateral volume of trade is expected to touch $4 billion by the end of this year, since the growth rate, registered in seven months from January to August, 2005 was around 42 per cent, as compared to the corresponding period.

The increase in the trade was amounted to about $600 million during this period. “We are quite optimistic, expecting a big jump in trade volume taking it to $8 billion within next three years, since Pakistan starts exporting rice, mango, orange and some other food products to China from this year,” the official said.

The EHP, signed in Islamabad April this year, will be effective from January next, bringing zero per cent duty on more than 50 import-export items, already identified by the two countries. It is the part of the Free Trade Agreement, likely to be finalized soon. Second round of the negotiation to this effect is scheduled to take place in Islamabad next month.

The existing Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) on which China and Pakistan had reduced tariff on margin of preference i.e. a percentage of the normal tariff, has also been extended. This list consists of 1,671 items on the Chinese side and 575 items in the list of Pakistan will become part of the EHP from January 1, 2006.

Leadership of the two countries recognized that their bilateral trade was nowhere near their potential and matched their exemplary diplomatic ties. They have now laid greater thrust on the development of mutually beneficial economic partnership.

Pakistan Embassy here in collaboration with Pakistan Export Bureau and Chinese foreign trade promotion organizations held a number of business conferences, seminars and meetings during the last three years, providing venues to their entrepreneurs enhance their interaction and take benefit of the growing trade prospects in their respective countries.

According to the sources Pakistan would be facing a major challenge to correct balance of trade, which is currently heavily in favour of China. Pakistan would rely upon on the export of its agro-based products, which can easily find a big market in a country, having a population of 1.3 billion.

Particularly, the export of Pakistani rice to China is likely to be a breakthrough in trading food items. “The Pakistani long-grain rice can find a big market in China, since its quality is much better than the rice currently being imported from Thailand and Vietnam,” the official said.

China purchased about 400,000 tons Thai rice last year. The Chinese Commerce Ministry has planned to import more rice in coming months due to decline in production and stocks.—APP
 

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Great to see exports about imports. I remember earilier they had trouble with that.
 

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PAKISAN CHINA DOSTI ZINDABAD ..

Premier Wen Jiabao (right) and Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz attended a signing ceremony yesterday following their talks in Beijing. Aziz announced that Pakistan recognizes China's full market economy status



PAKISTAN CHINA DOSTI ZINDABAD..

In Chiness : 中华人民共和国
 

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i think pakistan should close imports and concentrate on making there products international standards thats what china did and now look at there products,
 

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is china running a surplus in trade with pak
China has surplus in trade with most of it's trading partners, as cost of production in China is very low. Coz of this China produces huge quantity of products and is able to sell them at cheap prices. As a result of this countries, especially developed countries, choose to import products from China. Exports play a major part in China's economic growth.
 

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Pakistan exports to China increase

Pakistan exports to China increase

BEIJING: Pakistan's export to China shows an upward trend, registering an increase of about 36 percent in the recent nine months.

According to the Chinese custom officials, the exports were around $612million from January to September, whereas it was $448 million in the corresponding period last year.

There was a considerable increase in the export items like cotton yarn, cotton fabric, leather, chromium ore, copper and chemical, Chinese officials said. The balance of trade still in China’s favor.

The experts said that there is still great room for enhancing the export, particularly of non-traditional items including sport and engineering goods, handicrafts, furniture, surgical instruments, marble, onyx, jewelry and agro-based products.

Pakistan's exports to China is likely to get further boost, when tariff on a number trading items would be reduced to zero under the Early Harvest Programme (EHP), to be effective from January, 2006, they added.
 

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Pakistani products win hearts of Dakkins
پاکستانی اشیاء نے دکن کا دل جیت لیا


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بی بی سی ڈَاٹ کام، حیدرآباد






پاکستانی مصنوعات کی بھارت میں مانگ بڑھ رہی ہے
حیدرآباد دکن کی تاریخی ’کل ہند صنعتی نمائش‘ کا یہ چھسٹواں سال ہے- لیکن اس کی چمک دمک اور کشش اب بھی اپنے شباب پر ہے- اب تک کوئی پندرہ لاکھ حیدرآبادی اس نمائش کی سیر کرچکے ہیں۔
اس میں ملک و بیرون ملک کی دو ہزار سے زیادہ کمپنیوں نے اپنے سٹال لگائے ہیں لیکن اب کی بار اس نمائش میں جو چیز سب کی نگاہوں کامرکز بنی ہوئی ہے وہ ہے ایک وسیع و عریض پاکستانی سٹال جو سرحد پار سے آئی خوبصورت مصنوعات سے بھرا پڑا ہے اور نمائش میں آنے والا ہر شخص اس سٹال کی سمت کھنچا چلا آتا ہے-

اس سے یہ بات ظاہر ہے کہ ہندوستان اور پاکستان کے درمیان بڑھتی ہوئی قربت اور ان کے تعلقات میں بڑھتی ہوئی گرمجوشی کے ساتھ ساتھ ہندوستان میں پاکستانی مصنوعات اور ’میڈ اِن پَاکستان‘ کے لیبل سے دلچسپی بھی بڑھتی جارھی ہے- اس نمائش میں پَاکستان کا سٹال دوسرے ڈیڑھ ہزار سے ‏زیادہ سٹالوں اور دوسری دلچسپیوں پر مکمل طور پر چھا گیا ہے-

یہ سٹال لگانے والے کراچی کے تاجر محمد اقبال کا کہنا ہے کہ ’یہاں آنے والوں میں ہر مذہب اور ہر فرقے کے لوگ شامل ہیں اور الحمد لاللہ بے حد و حساب لوگ آئے ہیں اور ہر شخص پیار و محبت کے جذبے کے ساتھ یہاں آتا ہے‘-

محمد اقبال اب ایک جانا پہچانا چہرہ بن گئے ہیں کیونکہ وہ اس وقت سے یہاں آ رہے ہیں جبکھ دونوں پڑوسیوں کی سرحد بند اور تعلقات کشیدہ تھے- وہ گزشتہ چار برسوں سے اس نمائش میں آرہے ہیں لیکن اب کی بار ان کا یہ سٹال اب تک کا سب سے بڑا سٹال ہے اور اس میں ‌خریداروں کی تعداد سب سے زیادہ ہے-

پاکستان میں بننے والی جو اشیاء خریداروں کی توجہ کا مرکز بنی ہوئی ہیں ان میں اونیکس پتھر سے تیار بڑے بڑے گلدان اور دوسری آرائشی اشیاء شامل ہیں- محمد اقبال کا کہنا ہے کھ اونیکس پتھر صرف پاکستان میں ہوتا ہے- اس لیے بھی لوگ اِس میں زیادہ دلچسپی لے رہے ہیں حالانکہ اِس پتھر سے بنی بعض اشیاء کی قیمت ایک لاکھ روپے سے بھی زیادہ ہے-

اس پتھر کے حوالے سے اقبال نے ایک دلچسپ بات بتائی کہ ’یوں تو یہاں آنے والے ہر شخص سے ہمیں دلچسپ ردعمل ملتا ہے لیکن سب سے زیاد ہ جذباتی ردعمل ان خاندانوں کا ہوتا ہے جو تقسیم کے وقت یہاں آگئے تھے- یہ لوگ اونیکس پتھر کی چیزیں خصوصیت سے خریدتے ہیں- اُن کا کہنا ہے کہ یہ پتھر اس دھرتی کا ہے جہاں ہم پیدا ہوئے تھے-

اِس کے علاوہ پشاور کی سینڈلوں اور فرنیچر، بھاولپور کی چپلوں، جناح کیپس اور سندھی ٹوپیوں کی بھی زبردست مانگ ہے- لیکن حیدرآبادی خواتین خصوصیت سے جو چیز خریدتی ہیں وہ پاکستانی مصالحے ہیں-

ایک ایسی ہی خریدار مبینہ کا کہنا ہے کہ انہوں نے پاکستانی مصالحوں کی بڑی تعریف سنی تھی اور اب انہیں آزمانے کے لیے لے جارہی ہیں اور جن لوگوں نے انہیں آزمایا ہے وہ دوبارہ انہیں خریدنے کے لیے آرہے ہیں-

یوں تو اقبال نے کاروبار کی تفصیل بتانے سے انکار کردیا لیکن کہا کہ ہر خریدار کی خواہش پورا کرنے کے لیے جتنا سامان لے کر آئے تھے وہ سب فروخت ہوچکا ہے اور انہوں نے مزید سامان منگوایا ہے-

پاکستانی اشیاء کی اتنی ‏زبردست مانگ کا ہی نتیجہ ہے کہ ان کا کاروبار بڑھتا جا رہا ہے- پاکستان کے نیشنل فوڈ کے مصالحے جن بیاسی ملکوں میں فروخت ہوتے ہیں ان میں اب ہندوستان بھی شامل ہوگیا ہے- اِس کے علاوہ شان پراڈکٹس کی ایجنسی بھی ہندوستان میں قائم ہوگئی۔ ہاشمی سرمے کی ایسی ہی کوئی چالیس ایجنسیاں بھی ہندوستان میں قائم ہوگئی ہے-

پاکستان میں بننے والے کپڑوں اور ڈریس مٹیریل کی مانگ میں بھی ‏زبردست اِضافہ ہوگیا ہے- اقبال کا کہنا ہے اس کی وجہ یہ ہے کہ ہندوستانی ٹیلی ویژن چینلوں اور ‌خصوصیت سے سٹار پلس کے مشہور پروگرام میں لیے جانے والے چالیس فیصد کپڑے پاکستانی ہوتے ہیں اور اِن میں لوگوں کی دلچسپی بڑھ رھی ہے-
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ِقبال کا کہنا تھا کہ دو ہزار پانچ میں ہندوستان میں پاکستانی اشیاء کا جتنا کاروبار ہوا ہے اُتنا گزشتہ پچپن برس میں کبھی نہیں ہوا تھا- یہ کاروبار صرف ایسی اشیاء تک محدود نہیں ہے بلکہ جہاں ہندوستان سے بکرے اور دوسرے مویشی پاکستان بھیجے جارہے ہیں وہیں پاکستان سے پیاز ہندوستان منگوائی جارہے ہیں-

اب جیسے جیسے کھوکرا پار موناباؤ راستہ کھلنے اور ممبئی کراچی میں قونصل خانوں کی بحالی کے دن قریب آرہے ہیں محمد اِقبال جیسے تاجروں کے حوصلے بلند ہورہے ہیں-

لیکن اِس وقت دونوں ملکوں کے درمیان تجارت کرنے والوں کو کئی مشکلات کا سامنا کرنا پڑرھا ہے- محمد اِقبال کو اپنا سَامان بحری راستے سے براستہ دوبئی منگوانا پڑتا ہے جس سے پاکستانی اشیاء کی قیمت اور بھی بڑھ جاتی ہے- اُن کا کہنا تھا کہ اگر سیدھا راستہ کھل جاتا ہے تو یہ قیمتیں کافی کم ہوجائیں گی-

اِقبال کا کہنا تھا کہ ’مجھے اُمید ہے کہ ایک ایسا وقت آ‏ئے گا جب ایک غریب آدمی بھی تین سو روپے میں کراچی سے دلی تک سفر کرسکے گا‘- ایسی اُمید کرنے والوں میں عام لوگ بھی شامل ہیں-

رجنیش مہتا اور اُن کی بیگم کومل کا کہنا تھا کہ’اُنہیں ہندوستان کے اِس حصے میں پاکستانی سٹال اور پاکستانی پراڈکٹس دیکھ کر بہت خوشی ہوئی‘-

رجنیش کا کہنا تھا کہ ’ایک ایسے وقت جبکہ ہندو پاک کرکٹ میچ چل رہے ہیں اُنہیں یہ خیال آیا کہ چل کر پاکستانی سٹال بھی دیکھنا چاہئیں‘-

کومل نے کہا کہ ’پاکستانی نمائش ہمیں بہت سندر اور الگ لگی‘ پاکستانی اشیاء کی اس بے پناہ مقبولیت کا ایک نتیجہ یہ نکلا ہے کہ محمد اِقبال کو آندھراپردیش کے دوسرے بڑے شہروں میں ہونے والی نمائش میں بھی مدعو کیا جارھا ہے-

وجے واڑہ ایگزیبیشن سوسائٹی کے پرساد بابو کا کہنا تھا ’ہم چاہتے ہیں کہ پاکستان کا یہ اسٹال ان کے شہر میں بھی لگے کیونکہ یہ ہمارے بہتر ہوتے ہوئے رشتوں اور خوشگوار تعلقات کی ایک علامت ہے‘۔


http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/india/story/2006/02/060211_hyderabad_exibition_ak.shtml


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Pakistani products win hearts of Dakkins

Pakistani products win hearts of Dakkins


Demand for Pakistani products in India is increasing, though it is 60th year of Historical All India Industrial exhibition of Hyderabad Dakin, it enjoys the same attraction and about 1,500,000 Hydrabadis have visited it so far.

About 2000 companies from country and outside have set their stalls there, but the thing that attracts the most is a big wide Pakistani stall filled with a lot beautiful products ported across the border.

It indicates that along with closer relations between India & Pakistan, the demand for Pakistani products in India & interest for Made in Pakistan in increasing in India. Pakistani Stall is dominating completely over all, about 15,000 other stalls in the exhibition.

Visitors are from all the Religions & ALHAMDULILLAH comes with great love, says Muhammad Iqbal from Karachi, who has set the stalls.

Muhammad Iqbal is now a famous personality there, who is participation there for last four years despite of tense environment between the countries. This year the stall is biggest of all the last years with greatest number of visitors.

Products interested the most are decorative articles of Onyx with others, says Muhammad Iqbal as Onyx is found only in Pakistan. Visitors are very interested in these articles even some of them cost more than a lakh (Rs. 100,000).

Iqbal tells an interesting thing about these products, though every visitors in interested in these products but the most buyers are those who came to India at partition, this belongs to the land where they were born they say.

Other products are sandals and furniture from Peshawar, chapals(open shows) from Bahalwalpur, Jinnah caps and Sindhi caps. But the thing bought by Haydarabadi women is spices from Pakistan.

Says Mobina, one of the buyers that she have heard a lot about Pakistani spices, so she is taking a try, and the people who have tried they do return to buy.

Iqbal don’t want to tell completely about his business but the products he has ported on clients desire is sold out completely and he has ordered for more, he says.

His business is progress rapidly because of increasing demand of Pakistani products; India is now one of the 82 countries where products from National Foods are sold. An agency is also set by Shan Foods, and there are about 40 such agencies selling Hashmi Surma.

There is an increase in Made in Pakistan garments and dress materials says Iqbal, as about 40 % dresses taken by Indian channels especially Star Plus are Made in Pakistan.

He adds that the business done by Pakistani products in year 2005 in India is greatest in last 25 years. Business is not restricted to only these products, when the goats and cattle are exported to Pakistan onion is also imported from Pakistan.

News like opening of Khokhrapar Monabao border and consulates in Karachi and Mumbai excites very much to Merchants like Muhammad Iqbal.

But at present there are a lot of difficulties for them as Muhammad Iqbal has to transport his merchandise via Dubai. Opening of dry links will affect surely prices as Pakistani products are very expensive because of this reason.

Iqbal with many others is hopeful about a time in the future when a poor visitor will be able travel from Karachi to Dehli with only Rs. 300.

Rajesh Mehta and his wife Komal say, they are very happy to see Pakistani stall in this part of India. When Indian and Pakistani Cricket squads are in battlefield, he was motivated to visit Pakistani stall, adds Mehta. His wife Komal says that Pakistani stall seemed different and very beautiful and for this reason Muhammad Iqbal is being invited to participate in exhibitions in other big cities of India like in Andhrapardesh.

Parsad babo from Vaje Vadda Exibition Society says that he would like to see Pakistani stall in his city as well because it symbols the betterment of relations between India and Pakistan.
 

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Yeah and how about translating it...I can't read Urdu very well..and on top this font isnt that great either...
 

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Salam,

Yes, this is a good news. However, i agree that it needs to be translated into english. I love Urdu, but posting in Urdu is against Rule 10 of this sub-forum, according to which this needs to be translated into English, as well.

I managed to read it though. :) Its a nice piece of information and since its from BBC Urdu, it is reasonably credible.

Peace.
 

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Yes, The english translation needs to be added otherwise this thread will be closed in 24 hours.
 

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stools? :D

yes good to see pakistani products freely available in india. hopefully the opposite will also come true soon with safta. easier visa procedures will also help immensely. i skipped a chance to go to pak for the odi series because they are giving only 3 day visas, which is ridiculous. both governments need to be more liberal with their visa policies
 
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