Fruit, vegetable exports up by 22.82pc, 10.90pc in eight months

Friday, 28 March 2014

Fruit exports
Fruit exports

ISLAMABAD- APP: Fruit and vegetable exports from the country during first eight months of current financial year registered positive growth of 22.82 percent and 10.90 percent respectively as compared to the same period of last year.

During the period from July-February, 2013-14, about 505,342 metric tons of fresh fruit worth US$ 338.242 million exported as compared to exports of 524,313 million tons costing US$ 275.405 million of the corresponding period of last financial year.

According to the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, about 399,535 metric tons vegetables of different varieties valuing US$ 138.998 million exported during the period under review which stood at 413,266 metric tons worth US$ 125.334 million in same period of last year.

Meanwhile, the data reveled that exports of leguminous vegetables (pluses), increased by 34.87 percent and reached at 3,278 metric tons valuing US$ 2.82 million which was recorded at 1,893 metric tons costing US$ 1.52 million during same period last year.

During the period under review, fish and fish preparations registered growth of 11.31 percent as about 91,377 metric tons of fish and fish preparations worth US$ 222.37 million exported as compared to 89,003 metric tons valuing US$ 199.78 million exported in same period of last year.

From July-February, meat and meat preparations also grew by 11.57 percent as about 51,463 metric tons of above mention commodity exported and earned US$158.38 million.

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