Rice exports increase by record 11.09%
ISLAMABAD: Rice export during first eight months of current financial year grew by 11.09% as compared to the export of the corresponding period of last year.
During the period from July-February, rice worth US $1,397,491 thousand were exported as compared to the export of rice worth $1,257,995 thousand of same period of last year.
According the data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, the export of Basmati rice increased by 36.65%, valuing $ 501,179 thousand as compared to the export of rice worth $366,765 thousand of same period of last year.
Meanwhile, fish and fish preparations worth $278,637 thousand were also exported in first eight months of current financial year as compared to the export of fish valuing $248,000 thousand of same period of last year.
During the period under review, fruit exports of the country recorded positive growth of 1.61%.
Fruit worth $346,508 thousand were exported as compared to the export of $341,007 thousand of same period of last year. - APP