Pakistan’s food imports, despite being an agricultural country, have gone up by 15% in the first three months of the fiscal year 2022-23.
According to details, Pakistan’s food imports went up to $2.79 billion in July-September 2022. In the corresponding period last year, the imports were at Rs2.11 billion.
Wheat imports in July-September shot up by 311% and cost $407 million. Last year, $99 million in wheat was imported in the same time period.
Cooking oil imports went up by 34% and cost $1.24 billion. Tobacco imports increased by 26%, and Vegetables and fruits imports by 8%.