Textile and clothing exports increased over eight per cent to $8.76 bn on a year-on-year basis in the seven months of the current fiscal year, according to data released by the Pakistan Bureaus of Statistics recently. The July-January figures showed that growth in textile and clothing exports came from the value-added sector. In January, the export from the sector posted 10.79pc growth to $1.32bn as against $1.19bn over the corresponding month of last year. The improvement in the value-added sector helped increase overall exports by 5.62pc to $14.25bn on a year-on-year basis.