The fruits and vegetable exports from Pakistan, during the first quarter of the current financial year, grew by 49 percent and 19 percent respectively, as compared to the corresponding period last year.
According to the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, during the period from July-September 2018-19, about 130.7 thousand metric tons of fruits, worth nearly $102 million, were exported as compared to 83 thousand metric tons valuing $68.2 million in FY18.
Meanwhile, 132.5 thousand metric tons of vegetables, worth $32.8 million, were exported, against the exports of 81.4 thousand metric tons valuing at $27.5 million, during the same period last year.
During the period under review, food group exports from the country grew by 16.9 percent as compared to the exports in the corresponding period last year. Food commodities worth $865.7 million were exported, as against $740.4 million worth of exports made in the same period last year.
In the first quarter of the current financial year, the country earned $46.7 million by exporting about 15 thousand metric tons of meat and meat products. The exports of these products stood at 12 thousand metric tons valuing at $44.7 million during the same period last year.