Author: Ministry of Finance The Economic Survey 2012-2013 is an account of Pakistan`s economic performance during the outgoing year, and the overall global as well as regional context in which the economy had to operate. The Economic Survey also provides a perspective on the challenges the economy continues to face, and the policy direction that will have to be maintained to successfully meet these challenges. CHAPTERS:• Executive Summary • Growth and Stabilization • Agriculture •…
NOVEMBER 23, 2012
By: Jim Dickrell,
Dairy farmers sent 285,000 cull cows to slaughter in October, 13% more than in September and 17% more than October 2011, the United States Department of Agriculture reported this morning.
In October, 285,000 cows were sent to slaughter compared to 243,000 in October 2011 and 251,000 in September 2012.
Some of this is related to the number of business days in each of the respective months. In October 2012, for example, an average of 12,400 cows…
AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK DATA
The Agriculture sector continues to play a central role in Pakistan’s economy. It is the second largest sector, accounting for over 21 percent of GDP, and remains by far the largest employer, absorbing 45 percent of the country’s total labour force. Nearly 62 percent of the country’s population resides in rural areas, and is directly or indirectly linked with agriculture for their livelihood. The Agriculture sector’s strong linkages with the rest of the…