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Export Growth Of Textiles And Economic Development In Pakistan And India; A Comparative Study



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Volume 1 - August 2012 (08)


This paper investigates the difference between export of textile of Pakistan and India. Export growth is a source of economic development, especially for third world countries. Data of export of textile of India and Pakistan is taken, (from FY2001toFY2007). Paired t-test is applied to check the significant difference between exports of two countries. Result shows that export of India is greater than Pakistan which leads to increase in its economic development. 


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