Business growth: JETRO survey ranks Pakistan second in world

Published: February 1, 2014
Survey puts Pakistan just behind Taiwan in terms of business generated; leaves behind India and Japan. PHOTO: FILE

Survey puts Pakistan just behind Taiwan in terms of business generated; leaves behind India and Japan. PHOTO: FILE


Pakistan has been ranked second in the world in terms of business growth in a survey, conducted by the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO).

The current survey – which examined records of 9,371 Japanese firms operating across the world – put Pakistan just behind Taiwan in terms of business generated; leaving behind both India and Japan, media reports said.

Pakistan’s data was generated from 27 Japanese firms doing business here. The results found that 74.1% of the Japanese companies estimated operating profit in 2013, allotting second rank to Pakistan only after Taiwan (81.8%).

Published in The Express Tribune, February 1st, 2014.

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Reader Comments (16)

  • Asif Ali
    Feb 1, 2014 - 12:12PM

    This is amasing acheivment of current Dr.Nawaz’s government without baisness..


  • Pakistani
    Feb 1, 2014 - 1:06PM

    This survey shows the unlimited potential and the resilience of the Pakistani economy even in not so good times.
    This survey will help in getting more FDI to the country in future.


  • MK
    Feb 1, 2014 - 1:44PM

    Right then. Popcorn, anyone?


  • Kaleem
    Feb 1, 2014 - 2:33PM

    So not just politicians, bureaucrats, judges etc, Pakistani companies are getting richer too. But where is common man?


  • Feb 1, 2014 - 3:47PM

    Any body believes this ?..[can be used to get
    more loans for lion of Punjab]Recommend

  • Saqib
    Feb 1, 2014 - 6:31PM

    @Asif Ali:
    Yea that’s true but our TV channels will only highlight tomato prices, petrol prices, gas and electricity. Recommend

  • Ahmad
    Feb 1, 2014 - 7:28PM

    Its just another way to make stupid the general public. Their surveys are self conducted having no veracity.. There is nothing more you can expect from this government.. Recommend

  • Asmaa
    Feb 1, 2014 - 10:01PM

    The said statement just says growth which is comparison to a previous base. It doesn’t say at all this means better conditions than the other compared countries so in fact nothing to boost about technically. Recommend

  • Kazim Muneer
    Feb 1, 2014 - 10:09PM

    The survey means that Pakistanis are providing better opportunities to Japanese Businessmen, meaning that we are buying more Japanese Products thereby contributing to make their economy stronger. I would be more happy if Pakistan was ranked much behind India, because that would have shown the strength of our economy. Indeed we are not in-sync with realities!Recommend

  • Stellar
    Feb 1, 2014 - 10:27PM

    I have gone through the JETRO site and the facts are true here. It is mostly about Japanese companies investing in Pakistan and their profit returns. It is not about any particular government in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Nero 8
    Feb 2, 2014 - 11:50PM

    Loan for the youth scheme will give a boost to our buisness side.Recommend

  • NYC
    Feb 3, 2014 - 1:11AM

    I bet my life Indian readers will find some way to bash Pakistan on this. They are very creative when it comes to bashing.


  • Shabir
    Feb 3, 2014 - 3:55PM

    There is lot to be expected from this govt and lots will be delivered as well. This survey means that Japanese Companies are growing so we must start analyzing their policies rather then criticizing the whole survey.


  • shani malik
    Feb 3, 2014 - 7:44PM

    proud to be Pakistani Pakistan Zindabad.Recommend

  • Utba
    Mar 16, 2014 - 7:57PM

    Technically, this is news about ‘Survey of Japanese-Affiliated Companies in Asia and Oceania (FY 2013 Survey).’ While discussing sales forecast and expected operating profits of Japanese Companies operating in Pakistan, the report states that ‘Looking at the results by country, the percentage for Taiwan is the highest (81.8%), followed by Pakistan (74.1%)…’ The sample size for Pakistan was just 27 companies which is too low to be taken as a measure of business activity in Pakistan. I am not being pessimist, rather being realistic and working harder to improve the situation is the way forward. Being complacent is not the solution. Long-live Pakistan.


  • nadeem zaman
    May 26, 2014 - 6:34PM

    The article showns the growth of ‘Japanese’ companies around the globe.
    Honda, Toyota, and Isuzu did excellent busines last year as many vehicles were bought in the run up to NATO’s departure from the area. Also, majority of the vehicles bought by Afghanistan government are bought via Pakistan. THAT IS IT. Stop misleading peaple as if there has been some business growth because of government policies etc.


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