Vegetable ghee, cooking oil production increase 7.9%, 4.50 % in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Domestic production of vegetable ghee and cooking oil increased by 7.90 percent and 4.50 percent respectively in last four months as compared the production of same period last year.

During the period from July-October, 2017-18 about 435,810 tons of vegetable ghee manufactured as compared manufacturing of 403,831 metric tons of same period last year, according the computation of quantum index numbers of large scale manufacturing industries.

On month on month basis, domestic ghee manufacturing grew by 2.19 percent as about 103,654 metric tons of ghee produced in October, 2017 as compared the production of 101,434 tons of same period last year.

Meanwhile, local cooking oil production witnessed 4.50 percent growth in last four months as about 128,140 tons of edible oil produced as compared the production of 122,617 tons of same period last year, it added.

However, on month on month basis, domestic cooking oil manufacturing decreased by 10.19 percent as its production was recorded at 28,217 tons in October as compared 31,419 tons of same period last year, it added.

Wheat and grain milling post 3.26 percent growth as about 1,875,790 tons of wheat and other grains were milled in last four months as compared 1,816,653, tons of same period last year, the data reveled.

During the period from July-October, 2017-18, production of soft drinks grew by 22.45 percent as about 1,536,631 thousand liters of soft drinks produced in the country as against the production of 1,254,927 thousand liters of same period last year, it added.

On month on month basis, domestic production of soft drinks witnessed about 93.70 percent growth in October, 2017 as about 530,038 thousand liters of soft drinks produced locally as compared the production of 273,645 thousand liters of same month last year, it added.

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