Pakistan vegetables exports: 71.8% increase in 8 months

Vegetables exports from Pakistan during first eight months of current financial year saw an increase of about 71.8 percent as compared the exports of the corresponding period of last year.

During the period from July to February 2019-20, about 649,183 tons of vegetables, valued at $236.76 million, were exported as against the exports of 614.716 tons worth $138.37 million of same period of last year.

According to the trade figures of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, during last 8 months of current financial year the exports of fresh fruits from the country also grew by 1.61 per cent as about 687,932 tons of fruits valuing $346.51 million exported as compared the exports of 629,026 metric tons costing $341.01 million of same period last year.

It may be recalled here that food commodities worth of $3.033 billion exported in last eight months of current financial year which was recorded at $2.875 billion of corresponding period of last year, the data revealed.


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