Pakistan's apparel exports to the US dropped by 13% in value terms to US$598m during first half of 2009. 

A spokesperson for the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) told just-style that shipments to the US had been affected by the economic recession, and rising shipments from China after the removal of US quotas on the country.

The export shipments dropped 7% in volume terms, reflecting a drop in unit value, also by 7%, during the period.