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Pulses output down, imports up

Mohiuddin Aazim The import of pulses is soaring due to a decline in domestic output for lack of serious efforts for sustainable growth in production. Pulses are unable to compete with the preferred cultivation of major crops that offer relatively better returns. Imports shot up by 43pc to 308,000 tonnes during July-December 2014, from 215,000 tonnes in July-December 2013. While the domestic output fluctuated from year to year, the overall pulses’ imports fell from 672,000 tonnes in…

Pulses’ export up by 80.36 percent

June 13, 2014 - BR Report Export of pulses surged by 80.36 percent to 2.819 million dollars in July-April 2013-14, according to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). Pulses export has recorded an increase of 1.256 million dollars during July-April 2013-14 as compared to the commodity's export of 1.563 million dollars in the same period of last fiscal year, the PBS says. In term of volume pulses export depicted a growth of 1,289 metric tons (67 percent) to 3,227 metric tons in July-April…

Import of pulses, edible oil Rs 400 billion can be saved by promoting cultivation

February 20, 2014 Recorder The country is importing pulses and edible oil around Rs 400 billion which can be saved by promoting and strengthening their cultivation. This was said by University of Agriculture Faisalabad Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan while talking to 41st Batch Common Training Programme, Civil Services Academy Lahore. The delegation was led by Additional Director Khalid Javed. The Vice Chancellor briefed the team about the agriculture sector. He said if…

Agriculture: ‘Oil seeds, pulses are cash crops’

January 28, 2014 FAISALABAD: “Pakistan needs to grow oil seeds and pulses to help alleviate poverty,” Iqrar Ahmad Khan, the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) vice chancellor, said on Monday. He was addressing a meeting of deans and directors. Stressing a need for creating awareness among farmers about latest technologies, Khan said Pakistan had a lot of room for development in oil seed and pulses. Talking about weak areas of the sector, he said the agriculture sector also…

Pulses’ import shoots up to $3.114 million during July-October period

December 19, 2013 Pakistan's pulses import shot up to $3.114 million during July-October 2013-14, which is higher by 221.36 percent, official statistics say. Pulses import stood at $969 million in July-October 2012-13, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) said. Pulses import in term of volume also surged by 2,418 metric tons or 201.16 percent to 3,620 metric tons in July-October 2013-14 from 1,202 metric tons in the same period last fiscal year, according to the PBS. However, the PBS does…

Prices of flour, pulses, spices on the rise

December 01, 2013 TAHIR AMIN Though prices of some vegetables decreased during the week past as compared to the preceding week, rates of flour, pulses, spices and rice registered a significant increase, reveals a survey carried out by Business Recorder here on Saturday. Traders and wholesalers in different markets of the twin cities of Rawalpindi/Islamabad revealed that due to sufficient supply, the demand-supply gap narrowed which resulted in easing vegetables prices. They further…

‘Pulses traders intend to earn Rs six billion unjustifiable profit’

November 30, 2013 Agri Forum Pakistan (AFP) Dr Muhammad Ibrahim Mughal has alleged that traders of pulses intend to earn Rs6 billion unjustifiable profit by increasing their prices from Rs15 to 25 per kilograms despite production of 600,000 tons of different pulses including grams, masoor and mash. In a statement issued on Friday, Mughal that 100 million people of Pakistan are living under the poverty line. The traders of pulses seeing the cartels of flour millers but vegetable and…

July-September Fiscal Year 2014: bumper crop cuts pulses import down by $47.6 million

October 23, 2013 The country's pulses import slumped by $47.654 million during July-September period of the current fiscal year because of bumper local crop this year, importers said on Tuesday. They said the country's local crop was high this year to cater to the consumer needs, as the significant production also pulled down the import of pulses. "Around 40 percent of the pulses import is expected to fall this fiscal year after good local production," they hoped. The country imported…

July-August 2013: import of pulses falls over 40 percent

September 29, 2013 The country's pulses import fell over 40 percent during the first two months of current fiscal year because of the healthy local crop, importers said on Saturday. The import of pulses in terms of value slid by $37.744 million or 40 percent during July-August 2013 period to $55.642 million from $93.386 million during the same period of last fiscal year, said Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). In terms of quantity, pulses' import went down by 37 percent during…

Pulses import falls 20 percent during 11 months

July 14, 2013 Pulses import fell 20 percent during 11 months of fiscal year 2012-13 as traders had stopped placing global orders for the commodity anticipating a "big" yield in the country, importers say. Importers continued speculating on the country's better crop prospects this year, estimated at least one million tons of pulses production, which largely held them back to place more orders for the commodity during last fiscal year. Pakistan imported $302.374 million of pulses during…

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