Pakistan Agriculture News

Fish exports increase by 19.63pc in two months

ISLAMABAD: Seafood exports from the country increased by 19.63 percent during the first two months of the ongoing fiscal year compared to the corresponding period of last year.

Pakistan exported fish and fish preparations worth $35.273 million during July-August (2017-18) compared to the exports of $29.486 million in July-August (2016-17), showing growth of 19.63 percent, according to the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

In terms of quantity, the exports of fish and fish preparations during the period under review increased by 35.04 percent by going up from exports of 29,486 metric tons last year to 35,273 metric tons during the current year.

On year-on-year basis, the seafood exports increased by 24.13 percent in August 2017 compared to the same month of last year.

The fish exports and fish preparations exports during August 2017 were recorded at $22.800 million compared to the exports of $18.368 million during August 2016, the PBS data revealed.

On month-on-month basis, the seafood exports increased by 82.59 percent in August 2017 when compared to the exports of $12.473 million in July 2017, according to the data.

Source Business Recorder

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