Sialkot is the only city of Pakistan where 99 percent products are exported to various countries of the world.
“BrazucaSialkot is a city in the northeast of the Punjab, Pakistan. Sialkot is Pakistan’s twelfth most populous city. It is the only city of Pakistan where 99 percent products are exported to various countries of the world. Sialkot based small and medium industries are earning foreign exchange of over US 1.6 billion dollars annually through exports and strengthening the national economy. The success story of Sialkot industries is based on the unmatched skill and craftsmanship of local workers.
Over 42 million soccer balls worth Rs17.473 million were exported from Sialkot so far ahead of the FIFA Football World Cup 2014. Sialkot made soccer ball “Brazuca” was used in FIFA Football World Cup matches in Brazil after a gap of 32 years.
In 1980s, Sialkot gained international celebrity status when it produced the “Tango Ball” used in FIFA Football World Cup in 1982 which led the further growth of soccer ball industry.
Key Industries of Sialkot
Currently, the firms registered with the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce & Industry in key disciplines are 6800.
Sports Goods Industry
The city of Sialkot has been a centre of excellence for the production of sports goods for more than 100 years. Presently the Sports Goods Industry of Sialkot is supplying products to almost every country of the world, directly or indirectly. The products are mostly made for international markets and have received worldwide recognition because of the quality that goes into the selection of raw material, design, manufacturing processes and delivery to the customers.
Some of the world renowned brands who are sourcing a large portion of their supplies of sports goods from Sialkot are:
Articles of sportswear exported include:
- Track suits
- Wind Breakers
- Judo/Karate Kits
- Casual Wear
Today a skilled workforce of more than 10,000 employees is directly engaged in the production of sportswear and its exports value reaches to US$ 100 million per annum.
Leather garments sector is an important foreign exchange earner for the country. This sector is mainly scattered in two cities namely Sialkot and Karachi. As per the survey conducted by LIDO in 1997, there were a total of 355 units in the country out of which 186 are in Sialkot.
The Surgical Industry represents manufacturers and exporters of Surgical Instruments, Dental Instruments, Veterinary Instruments, Pedicure and Manicure Items, Tailor Scissors, Barber Saloon Scissors and Beauty Saloon instruments. The industry is manufacturing and exporting both disposable and reusable instruments which constitute at 60% and 40% respectively of its total exports of the surgical industry. About 80% of Sialkot’s surgical instruments are exported to United States, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Dubai, Japan, and Netherlands and 20% to rest of the world.