During FY 2018-19, Pakistan exported 768,202 metric tons of fruit, worth a total of $416 million. This marks an increase of 4.21% compared with last year’s exports, which amounted to 696,648 metric tons, valued at $399.515 million.
The data from the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics revealed that exports of vegetables decreased by 2.31%. About 1.029 million metric tons of vegetables were exported during FY 2018-19, worth $234.845 million, compared to exports of 880,848 metric tons valued at $240.400 million during the same period last year.
On a month on month basis, the exports of above-mentioned commodities also registered positive growth as fruits exports grew by 0.94% in June 2019 as compared the same month of last year.
In June, about 31,110 metric tons of fruit worth $22.164 million were exported as compared to exports of 24,278 metric tons valued at $21.958 million in the same month of last year.
The country earned $13.894 million by exporting about 53,229 metric tons of vegetables in June 2019 compared with exports of 49,296 metric tons worth $11.507 million in the same month last year.
Food group exports from the country recorded a reduction of 3.93% in FY 2018-19, as food commodities worth $4.609 billion were exported compared to exports of $4.797 billion in the same period of last year.
On the other hand, food group imports into the country during the period under review decreased by 8.35% as compared to imports of the corresponding period of last year.
During the period from July-June 2018-19, food import came down from $6.184 billion to $5.668 billion.