Pakistan’s food imports spike by 15% in 3 months of FY 2022-23

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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%.

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