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Fruit, Vegetable export of Pakistan rises

KARACHI: Spokesman of All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters Association (APFV) Abdul Wahid said Pakistan has exported 4000 containers of kinnow worth $689 million during the current fiscal year, ARY News reported.

Abdul Wahid said, however kinnow export to Russia is only 30 per cent for the current year because of low price for Pakistan’s kinnow in their market. 

Furthermore, the total export volume of potato was recorded at around 300,000 tonnes, which may be regarded as an achievement and herald better future for the growers and farmers who are receiving healthy rates for their hard work, he added.

According to him, in many countries across the globe including India, Australia and Germany, the fruit export constitutes around 30 to 40 per cent of total annual yield which is far high as compared to 10 to 12 per cent of Pakistan's produce.

Spokesman APFV informed that country's export has made a substantial jump of 16 per cent during the last one year mainly due to exploration of new markets for fruits and vegetables of the country. 

The rise in exports may be because of exports to new valued markets of South Korea, Mauritius and Japan regarded as rewarding markets for the Pakistani exporters.

 

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