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The Furniture Sector in Pakistan - August 2007

This study sets the wooden furniture industry of Pakistan into a global context. It describes the implications of the WTO agreements on the sector as well as the key obstacles, shortcomings and opportunities for the country's exports.. The study also reviews Pakistan's export services and their usefulness to the furniture sector. Finally, conclusions and recommendations have been put together, also integrating some very recent developments (Furniture village), which indicate that Pakistan's furniture industry is taking its future into its own hands.

Source: IAR (Industrial Advisory Reports)

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Furniture Industry - (Volume III) - December 2005

Pakistan exported 4.9 million worth of furniture to UK, last year, showing an increase of 14 percent as compared to the previous year.
Furniture exporters can exploit UK market for boosting the country's non-traditional exports to Britain by understanding demands of its market and also improving the quality to further become more competitive.

Source: IAR (Industrial Advisory Reports)

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Furniture Industry - (Volume I) - November 2005

The majority of customers in the domestic market belong to first and second category. These customers require furniture for their newly built houses and usually buy range of products like bed sets, dining sets and sofa sets with other decorative material for their entire house.
In Pakistani society, furniture is given as dowry. Therefore, its demand increases in the spring and winter season due to weddings. Basic requirement of these customers is bed set of new designs and styles. These types of customers also buy sofa set or dining set along with bed set. Initially entrepreneur should target these customers to establish the business and to increase the customer base. These potential customers can play a dominating role in the successful break through of the business.

Source: IAR (Industrial Advisory Reports)

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Furniture Industry - (Volume I) - November 2005

Furniture sales in the country, especially in Sindh and Punjab regions, are gaining momentum and the sales have recorded an increase of 60 to 70 percent mainly due to purchasing for dowry.
Furniture sales in Karachi especially surged in marriage season; however, sales in Punjab soared after the completion of harvesting session and farmers come from villages to cities for fulfilling their needs. 

Source: IAR (Industrial Advisory Reports)

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Gems & Jewellery Industry - (Volume III) - October 2005

Pakistan has emerged as the fifth largest country for the occurrence of gemstones on the world map, but it has been unable to penetrate the international market, as its average market share is only 0.31 percent of the total worldwide exports. Major buyers of Pakistani gemstone are USA (33 percent), Hong Kong (25 percent), Germany (20 percent), UK (5 percent), France (4 percent), UAE (4 percent), India (3 percent), Thailand (2 percent) and 4 percent by the others.
The global trade of gemstones is around $40.7 billion per annum, Pakistan's exports market share declined from $7.7 million in 1989-90 to $5.8 million in 1997-98, a staggering decrease of 40 percent over the 10 years. The export further decrease to $3.7 million in 2003-04.

Source: IAR (Industrial Advisory Reports)

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Gems & Jewellery Industry - (Volume II) - September 2005

Jewellery of the 21st Century: Costume Jewellery enlivened a fashion wardrobe and brought a dash of panache especially for one of the special occasions. The superb is usually plated at least seven times with 18 or 22 ct gold.
Substitutes: Plastics, glass, and other materials are substituted for natural gemstones. Synthetic gemstones (manufactured materials that have the same chemical and physical properties as gemstones) are common substitutes. Simulants (materials that appear to be gems, but differ in chemical and physical characteristics) also are frequently substituted for natural gemstones.

Source: IAR (Industrial Advisory Reports)

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Gems & Jewellery Industry - (Volume I) - September 2005

The Jewellery history goes back many centuries, evolving from shells, animal teeth, and other objects used as adornment in prehistoric times. Jewellery making started in Egypt, Italy, China and South and Central America approximately 5000 years ago. From the 17th century the decorative function of Jewellery came to the fore, overshadowing its symbolic significance. By 1930, industrialization in New York brought Jewellery within the reach of the middle class by creating mass production processes.
Jewellery has played an important role in world history where, for example, the Spaniards established an empire to acquire the gold and jeweled objects of pre-Columbian Mexico and Peru in the 16th century. In the late 1840's gold was discovered in California, USA, which resulted in a mass migration of 250,000 people into the area.

Source: IAR (Industrial Advisory Reports)

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Soap, Detergent & Cosmetic Industry - (Volume II) - May 2005

The production of the best quality soap depends on the employment of good quality fats and oils, which should be least ordorous, purest and whitest. The fats widely used for Tallows and the oils are of coconut castor and palm etc.
Caustic soda and caustic potash are the alkalis mostly employed for making lye for the purpose of saponification. A soap made from caustic soda is generally hard while a soap manufactured from caustic potash is soft.

Source: IAR (Industrial Advisory Reports)

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Soap, Detergent & Cosmetic Industry - (Volume I) - May 2005

Soap Industry consists of more than 2,000 factories, 150 in organized sector and the rest are cottage industries meeting the needs of consumer in lower economic class, manufacturing one of the most essential item "Soap" used by every person, every home, every day.
Although soap is generally known as a cleaning agent and most of the soap today produced is for cleaning purposes, it finds extensive use in many diversified fields such as processing of textile, paper industry etc. The important characteristics of soap is its ability to act as an emulsifier by removing dirt, penetrating porous materials dispersal of solid particles removal of oil and grease and production of foam when shaken or stirred.

Source: IAR (Industrial Advisory Reports)

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Pakistan Textile Industry: Vision 2005-2010 - March 2005

The textile industry in Pakistan has tremendous potential to grow, provided its comparative advantages are maintained. Pakistan has gradually emerged as world's largest supplier of yarn, with China as one of the major buyers. The domestic consumption of yarn in weaving, knitting and towels industry is rapidly growing as is evident from 14 percent per annum increase in export of value-added textile for last five years.

Source: IAR (Industrial Advisory Reports)

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WTO effects on textile industry: Marketing challenges in post-quota era - (Volume II) - October 2004

On 31 December 2004, the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC) will end, and with it the quota system for international trade in textiles and clothing too. As a result, trade in these sectors will undergo a fundamental change. By 2005 the sector will have to be fully integrated into the WTO General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), because all quotas will disappear.
Only tariffs would remain as a market entry mechanism. Moreover, WTO members will discuss tariff reductions and ways to reduce tariff peaks, high tariffs and tariff escalations under the Doha Development Agenda. A market currently characterized by artificial comparative advantages and managed trade will ready to act, as market forces become the dominant determinant in the sector. A shift in market fundamentals will considerably affect exports from many developing countries and economies in transition, where national incomes depend to a large extent on exporting garments.

Source: IAR (Industrial Advisory Reports)

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WTO effects on textile industry: Marketing challenges in post-quota era - (Volume I) - October 2004

China is poised to capture more than 50 percent share of the world market and that another country to largely benefit from the expiry of the Agreement on Textile and Clothing (ATC) is India. Pakistan does not figure in among the top ten countries to have a major share in the vast markets of the EU, the United States and Canada, nor has it been among them before.
The share of textile and clothing sector in total exports of Pakistan is over 65 percent and overall contribution is about 17 percent in Pakistan's GDP, manufacturing sector, out of which 11.8 percent has been contributed by large scale manufacturing, major crops have contributed 8 percent of GDP, market capitalisation of textile and cotton sector is around 85 billion rupees. The manufacturing sector engages 14 percent of national labour force. The growth in exports of textile and its products by 11 percent helped to achieve the export target of $12.27 billion during the fiscal year 2003-04, against $11.16 billion exports during the fiscal year 2002-03.

Source: IAR (Industrial Advisory Reports)

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