Pakistan's machinery imports have gone up by $110.28m, 113.6 per cent, in seven months of this financial year. During July-January 2000-2001, textile machinery worth $207.369m had been imported as against $97.085m in the same period last fiscal year. A sharp increase in the import of textile machinery appears to be the outcome of the boom in the textile sector for the past two years, because of bumper cotton production.