The prices of industrial textiles in Pakistan have risen by 10 to 15 percent due to an increase in production costs of open-end spinning units, according to the Pakistan Daily Times. The closure of a large number of spinning units has prompted supply shortages and disruption in production. Manufacturers of tents, sacks, ropes and mats who use waste yarn are finding that textile waste prices have gone up by almost 20 percent.
Muhammad Ramzan, an end-product trader, has said that a tent previously costing 1,000 rupees is now going for around 1,150 rupees, and the situation is the same for rugs, mats and ropes.
Pakistan does not export its waste products from open-end spinning, instead allowing it to be used by local manufacturers.