Wheat and grain milling increased by 41.63% in FY 2020-21

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Wheat and grain milling in the country witnessed about 41.63% growth fiscal year ended on June 31,2021 as compared the grinding and milling of corresponding period of last year.

During the period from July-June 2020-21, about 11,586,780 tons of wheat and grains milled as compared the milling of 8,181,150 tons of same period last year, according the provisional quantum indices of Large Scale Manufacturing Industries (LSMI) released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.

On a month-on-month basis, local wheat and grain milling registered about 10 % growth in June 20,2021 as about 980,581 tons of wheat and other grain milled as compared the 886,005 tons of same period last year.

Meanwhile, domestic production of edible oil was increased by 3.37 percent, while that of vegetable ghee slightly reduced by 1.47 percent during the last year ended on June 31, 2021 as compared to the production during corresponding period a year back.

During the period under review some 456,594 tons of cooking oil was manufactured locally as compared to the production of 441,718 metric tons during same period last year.—TLTP

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