Food export increases by 33.53pc in two months

ISLAMABAD: The export of food commodities from the country during the first two months of current financial year registered an increase of 33.53 percent as against the export of same period last year.

During the period from July to August 2011, country earned US$ 670.4 million by exporting different food commodities which was recorded at US$ 501.9 million during the period from July to August 2010.

According to data released by the Federal Bureau of Statistic (FBS) fruit and vegetable export from the country during the first two months of current financial year grew by 60.46 percent and 80.87 percent respectively.

During the period from July to August 2011 about 86,675 metric tons fruits of different varieties worth US$ 43.8 million was exported from the country which was up by 60.46 percent as compared to same period of last year financial year.

Meanwhile, about 47,340 metric ton vegetables were exported during the period under review and added US$ 19.42 million in national foreign accounts reserves.

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