Sufficient wheat, sugar stocks available for consumption
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
ISLAMABAD: Sufficient wheat and sugar stocks (as on December 2, 2012) of over 7.1 million tonnes and 1.26 million tonnes respectively available with the government reserves for domestic consumption.
The wheat and sugar stocks during corresponding period of last year were recorded at 7.891 million tonnes and 0.775 million tonnes respectively, official sources said.
The marketing year of wheat starts from May and continue till April and up to beginning of December 2012, about 7.1 million tonnes of wheat stock was available in the government stores.
The sources informed on December 2012 Punjab possessed total wheat stock of 3.369 million tonnes, while it had 4.495 million tones wheat stock during same period last year. Similarly Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Balochistan have 1.014, 0.348 and 0.165 million tonnes wheat stocks respectively against 1.044, 0.285 and 0.125 million tonnes during corresponding period last year. app