Tobacco export increases 72.15pc

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Islamabad

Tobacco exports from the country during first seven months of current financial year grew by 72.15 percent as compared the exports of corresponding period of last year. During the period from July-January, 2016-17, about 2,456 metric ton of tobacco worth US$ 9.60 million exported as compared to the exports of 1,695 metric ton valuing US$ 5.263 million of the same period last year. Meanwhile, exports of fresh fruits increased by 0.76 percent, where as vegetables exports decreased by 20.22 percent, data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics said. During the period under review about 340,641 metric ton of fruits worth US$ 259.174 million exported as compared to the exports of 413,753 metric ton valuing US$ 257.213 million of the same period last year. In last seven months about 275,700 metric ton of vegetables worth US$ 81.494 million exported as compared to the exports of 351,489 metric ton valuing US$ 102.147 million of the same period during last year. During the period under review about 15,395 metric ton of oil seeds, nuts and kernals valuing 22.996 million exported as compared to the exports of 12,536 metric ton valuing $17.09 million.—APP