Vegetable exports decrease 7% in 8 months


The exports of vegetables products from the country witnessed decrease of 7.05 percent during eight months of financial year 2020-21 as compared to the corresponding period of last year.

Pakistan exported vegetables products worth $ 2047.569 million during July-February (2020-21) against the exports of $ 2203.083 million during July-February (2019-20), showing a decline of 7.05 percent, according to the data issued by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).

The food commodities that contributed in positive growth of vegetable exports included edible fruits and nuts, export of which grew from $295.429 million last year to $300.942 million during the fiscal year under review, showing increase of 1.86 percent.

During the financial year 2020-21, the exports of coffee, tea, mate and spices also increased by 12.68 percent, from $72.918 million to $82.170 million While the export of oil seeds and oleaginous also rose by 27.76 percent from $66.408 million to $84.846 million. -APP