Tobacco exports up17.50pc in two months of FY 2020-21

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Islamabad

The exports of tobacco from the country witnessed an increase of 17.50 percent during the first two months of ongoing financial year 2020-21 as compared to the exports of corresponding period of last year.
Pakistan exported tobacco worth US $ 3.498 million during July-August (2020-21) against the exports of $2.977 million during July-August (2019-20), showing growth of 17.50 percent, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). In terms of quantity, the exports of tobacco also increased by 13.32 percent by going up from 1,021 metric tons to 1,157 metric tons, according to the data.Meanwhile, on year-to-year basis, the exports of tobacco witnessed decreased of 35.53 percent during the month of August 2020 when compared to the same month of last year.
The exports of tobacco from the country during August 2020 were recorded at US $ 1.330 million against the exports of US $ 2.063 million in August 2019.–APP