Gold imports increase 3.61 percent
ISLAMABAD: Gold imports into the country increased by 3.61 percent during the first seven months of the current financial year (2019-20) as compared to the corresponding period of last year.
Pakistan imported gold worth $10.068 million during July-January (2019-20) compared to the imports of $9.717 million during July-January (2018-19), showing growth of 3.61 percent, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
In terms of quantity, the country imported 240 kilograms of gold during the period under review compared to imports of 248 kilograms during last year, showing decrease of 3.23 percent.
Meanwhile, on year-on-year basis, the gold imports into the country during January 2020 decreased by 7.13 percent when compared to the imports of the same month of the last year.
The gold imports during the month under review were recorded at $0.899 million against the imports of 0.968 million during January 2019.
On month-on-month basis, the gold imports during January 2020 witnessed decrease of 47.88 percent when compared to the imports of $1.725 million in December 2019, the data revealed.
Fish worth $253.145 mln, meat 185.087m exported
Exports of fish and fish preparations from the country during first seven months of current financial year grew by 16.52% as compared to the exports of the corresponding period of last year.
During the period from July-January, 2019-20 about 107,053 metric tons of fish and fish products valuing $253.145 million exported as against 94,919 metric tons worth of $217.255 million of same period of last year.
Meanwhile, country earned $185.087 million by exporting 49,883 metric tons of meat and meat products in seven months which, was stood at $121.468 million and 33,280 metric tons during the same period of last year, according the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
Pharmaceutical goods’ export increase 4.49% in 7 months
Export of pharmaceutical goods from the country witnessed an increase of 4.49 percent during the first seven months of current financial year (2019-20) as compared to the export of corresponding period of last year. The pharmaceutical exports were recorded at $129.100 million during July-January (2019-20) as against the export of $123.555 million during July-January (2018-19), showing growth of 4.49 percent, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
In term of quantity, the export of pharmaceutical products also increased by 8.25 percent by going up from 7,588 metric ton to 8,214 metric ton, according to the data. – APP