Fresh Fruits Export Surges 48.3pc in July-October

The export of fresh fruits from the country witnessed a sharp increase of 48.3 per cent during first four months (July-October) of fiscal year 2016-17 as compared to same period of preceding year.

According to latest data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the fruits' export rose to $122.517 million in July-October 2016-17 from $82.617 million in the first four months of last year.

On month-on-month and yearly basis, the fruits export in October 2016 went up by 2.75 per cent and 19.38 per cent when compared to the exports of September 2016 and October 2015.

The monthly and yearly export rose to $30.804 in October 2016 from $29.979 million in September 2016 and 25.804 million in October 2015.

Meanwhile the export of vegetables during first four months of current fiscal year decreased by 36.32 per cent as compared to the same period of last year.

The vegetables export during the period under reviews was recorded at $36.017 million while during July-October 2015-16 it was recorded at $56.557 million.

On month-on-month basis the vegetable exports witnessed an increase of 18.43 in October 2016 as compared to the previous month as the exports went up to $9.369 million in October from $7.911 million in September 2016.

On yearly basis, the vegetable export however declined to $9.369 million in October 2016 from $10.845 million in October 2015 thus showing an increase of 13.61 per cent.