About 838,770 metric tons of rice valuing US $ 499.485 million exported during first four months of current financial year as compared the exports of 1,176,228 metric tons worth US $ 633.797 million of corresponding period of last year.
According the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, rice exports from the country during the period from July-October, 2020-21 decreased by 21.19 percent as compared to the exports of the same period of last year.
During the period under review about 170,729 metric tons of Basmati rice worth US $168.745 million exported as against the exports of 283,458 metric tins valuing 259.099 million of same period of last year.
The exports of basmati rice during the period under review reduced by 34.87% as compared the exports of same period of last year, the data reveled. However, during last four months, exports of vegetable grew by 20.16% as about 156,286 metric tons of vegetables worth US $ 66.554 million exported, which was recorded at 197,596 metric tons valuing US $ 55.386 million of same period of last year.
During the period from July-September, 2020-21, exports of meat and meat preparation registered growth of 5.83 % as 30,403 metric tons of meat and meat products worth of US $ 102.968 million exported as compared the exports of 25,442 metric tons valuing US $ 97.300 million of same period of last year, it added.—APP