Tea imports increase 17pc in 8 months

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Islamabad

The tea imports witnessed an increase of 16.94 percent during the first eight months of the current fiscal year as compared to the corresponding period of last year.

The tea imports during July-February (2020-21) stood at $379.312 million against the imports of $324.371million during July-February (2019-20), according to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

In terms of quantity, the tea imports into the country increased by 27.39 percent during the period under review as these grew from 134,604 metric tons to 171.470 metric tons, the data revealed.

The overall food imports increased by 50.29 percent from $3556.365 million last year to $5344.802 million during the current fiscal year.

Meanwhile, on year-on-year basis, the tea imports decreased by 12.32 percent during the month of February 2021 as compared to the same month of last year.—APP