Fruit exports (22.82%) and vegetable exports (10.90%) registered positive growth during the first eight months of the current financial year 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  of different varieties of vegetables, valuing US$ 138.998 million exported during the period under review which stood at 413,266 metric tons worth US$ 125.334 million in the same period of last year.

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

Source: Freshplaza/brecorder.com

Publiished on: 3/26/2014

 

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