ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Meat and meat preparations exports from the country during first seven months of current financial year registered an increase of 17.38 percent as compared to the corresponding period of last year.
About 45,628 metric tons of meat and meat preparations worth US$ 156.501 million exported during the period from July-January, 2015-16 as compared to the exports of 42,054 metric tons valuing of US$ 133.351 million of same period last year.
According to the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, food group export during the period under review decreased by 12.43 percent as it came down from US$ 2.548 billion to US$ 2.231 billion in last seven months.
Meanwhile, food group import in country during last seven months also shrank by 2.47 percent and reached to US$ 3.084 billion which were recorded at US$ 3.162 billion of corresponding period of last financial year.
On month on month basis, export of food group remain on down track in January, 2016 by 20.61 percent as compared to same month of last financial year, the data reveled.
Food commodities worth US$ 368.069 million exported in January, 2016 as compared to the exports of US$ 463.625 million of same month last year, the data reveled.
On other hand, food group import in the country during the month of January, 2016 increased by 29.86 percent as compared to same month of last year.
Food commodities worth US$ 457.521 million imported during the period under review as compared to the imports of US$ 352.308 million of same period last year.
From July-January, fruit exports increased by 17.07 percent and about 351,303 metric tons of fresh fruit worth US$ 102.260 million exported as compared to export of 306,363 metric tons valuing US$ 87.352 million of same period of last financial year, it added.