Food imports increases by 15.46% in 9 months

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The food group imports into the country during first three quarters of current financial year increased by 15.46% as against the imports of the corresponding period of last year.

During the period from July-March 2021-22, different food commodities valuing $7.067 billion imported as against the imports of $6.121 billion of corresponding period of last year.

The major commodities which observed increase in their respective imports during the period under review including soyabean 113.73%, palm oil 46.74%, sugar 49.74%, tea 11.95%, spices 11.71% and pulses 6.53%.—APP

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