ISLAMABAD: Fruit and vegetable exports from the country during the first five months of current financial year recorded 4.50 percent and 34.11 percent growth respectively as compared to the same period of last year.
During the period from July-November 2012 fruit export from the country increased by 4.30 percent as compared to the exports of same period last year where as about 150,624 metric tons fruit worth US$ 102.724 million exported.
According the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, the export of fruit was recorded at 175,123 metric tons worth US$ 98.300 million during the same period of last year.
During the period under review, country earned US$ 46.687 million by exporting of 97,928 million tons of vegetables as against the exports of US$ 34.813 million of same period last year.
However, during the period from July-November 2012, the export of leguminous vegetables (pulses) decreased by 47.21 percent as its export came down from US$ 1.885 million to 0.995 million to, the data revealed.
Meanwhile, sugar export from the country during the period under-review recorded 100 percent increase as about 180,653 metric tons of sugar worth US$ 98.54 million exported as compared to the same period of last year.
The other commodities which posted growth in their exports during the first five months of current financial year included oil seeds, nuts and kernals by 33.15 percent, meat, meat preparations by 42.08 percent and all other food commodities posted growth of 13.09 percent.