Year 2016:


Fertilizer Industry

December, 2016

With almost one-fourth of Pakistan ’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contributed by the agricultural sector, there is significant dependence on agrarian products in the country ’s economy...

Textile Industry

November, 2016

The textile sector of Pakistan plays a pivotal role in the country 's economy - its significance stemming mainly from its very large cotton production capacity...

Commercial Banks

October, 2016

The JCR-VIS Banking Sector Overview covers 26 local commercial banks and has been developed given the current industry stratification whereby top 6 banks account for 59.8%...

Hotel Industry

September, 2016

The Hospitality industry primarily provides lodging services to customers along with a variety of other supplementary services such as transportation...

Caustic Soda

June, 2016

The chlor-alkali sector is the sub-set of chemical industry with production primarily of caustic soda;other by-products including liquid chlorine, hydrochloric acid and sodium...

Brokerage Firms

May, 2016

Brokerage firms play a key role in capital markets by serving as intermediaries through which investors can buy and sell shares on the stock exchange...

Cement Sector

April, 2016

Pakistan has a well-developed cement industry with abundant raw material availability in the country. The country ranks amongst the top 5 exporters and 14th largest cement...

Fertilizer Sector

January, 2016

Demand of the fertilizer industry is directly aligned with growth in agricultural sector. The sector accounts for 21% of the GDP and absorbs around 44% of the country's workforce...

Steel Industry

December, 2016

The steel industry is considered s the backbone of the modern society and has direct correlation with the industrial development, given its utility in all industrial processes...

Oil Marketing Companies

October, 2016

The Oil and Gas industry is divided into two major sectors, namely, upstream and downstream. The upstream oil sector is also known as the ‘Exploration and Production’ (E&P) sector...

Industrial Gases

September, 2016

Industrial gases refer to a group of gases which are considered as an essential input in various industrial processes. Major industrial gases include hydrogen, oxygen, helium...

Aviation Industry

August, 2016

The aviation industry is characterized by high competition arising from soft barriers to entry, cyclicality, and vulnerability to economic shocks As per International ...

Life Insurance

June, 2016

With significant growth in Assets under Management of most life insurance companies, the importance of further strengthening the investment management function...

Microfinance Sector

May, 2016

The microfinance sector has become a significant player in providing access to credit to the largely underserved low income population of the country...

Rice Sector

January, 2016

Rice is staple food for around half of the world’s population and has the third highest world-wide production as an agricultural commodity, after sugar cane and maize...

Year 2015:


Commercial Banks

November, 2015

The banking industry in Pakistan has grown at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 13.2%1 over the last 5 years (2009-2014) while deposits held by the banking industry...

Microfinance Sector

May, 2015

Pakistan’s microfinance sector has evolved over the years. The industry has witnessed emergence of new players, local and international, along with innovation in products...

Sugar Sector

November, 2015

Sugarcane is one of the most important cash crops of Pakistan; it is a key input for sugar production along with paper and board industry. Pakistan belongs to the top 10 largest...

Year 2014:


Microfinance Sector

April, 2014

The microfinance industry has significant potential for growth as vast population in the country has none or restricted access to financial services...

Year 2013:


Rice Industry

December, 2013

Global rice prices remained stable till FY12 but depicted an increasing trend towards the end of HY13 due to supply constraints amidst limited carryover stocks and reduced...

Airline Industry

November, 2013

Today’s airline industry exists in an intensely competitive market. As per data available from the information centre of The World Bank, during 2012 approximately 2.8billion...

Power Generation Industry

August, 2013

Electricity sector in Pakistan can be broadly classified into three categories namely; generation, transmission and distribution. Over the years,the dynamics of the power sector...

Microfinance Banks

April, 2013

Microfinance industry of Pakistan comprises 38 Microfinance Providers (MFPs) including 11 Microfinance Banks (MFBs) that dominate the market in terms of lending portfolio...

Chemical Industry

December, 2013

The chlor-alkali business can be described as a sub-sector of the chemical industry, engaged in the production of liquid chlorine, hydrochloric acid, sodium hypochlorite...

Sugar Industry

October, 2013

The sugar industry of Pakistan plays a vital role in creating economic activity for the country’s farmers as well as sugar manufacturers. It is the second largest agro...

Textile Industry

May, 2013

The textile sector is considered to be the backbone of Pakistan’s economy. Being the 4th largest producer of cotton, Pakistan has the 3rd largest spinning capacity in Asia...

Leather Industry

March, 2013

The leather industry is one of the most important export-oriented industries in Pakistan, having the third largest export volumes in the manufacturing sector after textiles...

Year 2011:


Chemical Industry

December, 2011

Chemical industry plays a vital role in the economic development of Pakistan. There are numerous chemical products which are made and used as a basic input...

Sugar Industry

October, 2011

Sugar industry, the second largest after textiles, currently has 86 factories in operation countrywide, with an installed capacity of 7.0 million tonnes of sugar annually...

Confectionery Industry

April, 2011

The formal confectionery industry in Pakistan is dominated by few large players i.e. Hilal (20%), CandyLand (15%), Mayfair (12%), JoJo (12%) and others (41%)...

LPG Industry

January, 2011

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon fuel in gas and oil fields or extracted in oil refineries. The principal constituents of LPG are propane...

Textile Industry

December, 2011

Textile sector has remained a major contributor to the national economy comprising about 9% of the total GDP. It provides employment to 38% of the manufacturing workforce...

Fertilizer Industry

April, 2011

The fertilizer products are variations of three primary soil nutrients, namely nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P) and potassium (K). It is the suitability of a nutrient for crop...

Power Generation Industry

February, 2011

Power generation business can be broadly categorized into three phases i.e. generation, transmission and distribution. Over the years, power sector in Pakistan has evolved into...

Year 2010:


Textile Industry

June, 2010

The global textile and garment industry also has been hit hard by the global financial crisis. The impact on the textile garment, leather and footwear sectors has been dramatic...

Sugar Industry

March, 2010

Sugarcane is one of the most important cash crops and the industry is considered as the driving engine of the rural economy after agrarian economy in many countries...