87,621 MT tea valuing $188.482m imported

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Islamabad

Over 87,621 metric tons of tea costing $188.482 million imported during first four months of current financial year as compared the imports of 60,879 metric tons valuing $142.571 million of corresponding period of last year. During the period from July-October, 2020-21, imports of tea into the country witnessed upsurge of 32.20 percent as compared the same period of last year, according the data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
During the period under review, the imports of dry fruits and nuts grew by 155.20 percent as country consumed about 18,058 metric tons of dry fruits, nuts valuing $34.743 million, which was recorded at 8,438 metric tons worth $9.690 million in same period of last year, it added.
Meanwhile, imports of wheat during last four months witnessed 100 percent increase as about 898,904 metric tons of wheat imported to tackle with domestic requirements.—APP