ISLAMABAD: The first five months of current fiscal year has witnessed the increase of 2.63 per cent in food exports of the country, ARY News reported.
According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), food commodities of US$ 1.61 billion exported during July-November 2013 as compare to US$ 1.57 billion during the corresponding period the year 2012.
In contrast to theexport, imports of food decreased by 8.21 per cent during the period under review.
The commodities registered increase in the exports were rice, whose export rise by 17.76 per cent, fish and fish preparations 15.94 per cent, fresh fruits by 39.60 per cent, vegetables and leguminous vegetables (pluses) by 33.19 per cent, tobacco by 28.60 per cent, moreover oil seed, nuts and kernals by 101.66 per cent meat and meat preparations by 0.47 per cent respectively.
The commodities that recorded negative growth in their exports were wheat by 82.10 per cent, spices 25.57 per cent and sugar by 32.70 per cent.