ISLAMABAD (APP): Fruits and vegetables exports form the country during first 7 months of current financial year witnessed about 11.60% and 11.36% increase as compared the exports of the corresponding period of last year. During the period from July-January, 2021-22, about 377,677 metric tons of fruits valuing $320.288 million exported as against the exports of 599,629 metric tons worth $287.001 million of same period last year.
According the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, during the period under review, country fetched $168.151 million by exporting about 443,512 metric tons of vegetables, which was recorded at $150.992 million and 373,502 metric tons in same period of last year.
Meanwhile, 43,764 metric tons of meat and meat preparations worth $191.597 million were also exported as against the exports of 55,207 metric tons valuing $188.788 million of same period last year, it added.
In last 07 month current financial year, about 85,826 metric tons of fish and fish products valuing $231.584 million were exported as compared the exports of 98,297 metric tons worth $220.369 million of same period last year.
It is worth mentioning here that food group exports from the country during first 07 months of current financial year increased by 20.87% as compared to the exports of the corresponding period of last year as different food commodities worth $2.952 billion exported as against the exports of $2.444 billion of same period last year.
The exports of food group from the country witnessed about 14.31% growth on year on year basis in January, 2022 as compared to same month of last year.
During the period under review, the exports of all major food items recorded positive growth as exports of rice grew by 11.16%, fish and fish preparation 5.08%, fruits 11.60%, vegetables 11.36% spices 22.94%, meat and meat preparation 1.68% respectively.
Meanwhile, food group imports into the country also recorded increase of about 21.32% during July-January, 2021-22 as food commodities costing $5.629 billion imported as against the import of $4.639 billion of same period last year.
The food group imports into the country on year on basis also recorded about 13.05% growth in January, 2022 as against the imports of January, 2021.
During month of January, 2022, different food commodities valuing $830.844 million imported as compared the import of $734.953 million of same month last year.
In last 07 months imports of soyabean oil increased by 34.70%, palm oil 55.75%, sugar 49.84%, pulses 14.94%, tea imports into the country grew by 5.48% as corresponding period of last year.
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