Rice exports witnesses 7.23pc growth in Jan

ISLAMABAD - Rice exports from the country during month of January 2021 witnessed 7.23 per cent growth as compared to exports of the corresponding month of last year. During the period under review, about 324,254 metric tons of rice valuing $184.226 million was exported, which was recorded at 366,818 metric tons worth $181.122 million of same month of last year.

Meanwhile, exports of Basmati rice grew by 16.30 per cent as about 72,749 metric tons of above mentioned commodity worth $75.858 million was exported as compared to 83,148 metric tons valuing $65.225 million of same month last year.

The country earned $118.368 million by exporting about 251,505 metric tons of rice other then Basmati as against the exports of 282,670 metric tons valuing $115.897 million of same month of last year.

It is worth mentioning here that food group exports from the country during month of January, 2021 witnessed about 1.05 per cent growth as compared to exports of the corresponding month of last year.

Lionel Messi remains on top of La Liga scoring charts Different food commodities valuing $413.299 million were exported during month of January, 2021 as against the exports of $408.991 million of same month of last year.

According to the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, food group exports from the country during last 07 months of current financial year remained on down track as they decreased by 6.33 percent and reached $2.443 billion as compared to exports of $2.608 billion of corresponding period of last year.

On the other hand, food group imports into the country witnessed about 50 per cent growth during month of January 2021 and they increased 51.90 percent during last 07 month of financial year 2020-21 as compared to corresponding period of last year.

 

 

The Nation, 26 Feb, 2021

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