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Prices of essential kitchen items soar  TAHIR AMIN ISLAMABAD: Prices of most of the essential kitchen items increased last week, as compared to the preceding week, reveals a survey conducted by Business Recorder here on Saturday. Traders and wholesalers in different markets of the twin cities Rawalpindi/Islamabad said that manufactures as well as wholesalers have started increasing prices of essential kitchen items relating especially to Ramazan.  They further said that profiteers and hoarders had become active and started stocking of different food items which were mostly used during Ramazan. Survey noted that basin was available at Rs 85-100 per kg in different markets of the twin cities. Similarly, pickle (Achar) was available at Rs 60 to Rs 100 per 250g. Red chilli powder was available at Rs 120 to Rs 150 per kg. Similarly, different spices prices also started increasing as Ramazan is fast approaching. Vegetables and fruits prices registered a mix trend. Survey revealed that chicken was available at ...

Cotton up on mills buying  KARACHI: Cotton price of new crop surged by Rs 200 to Rs 6,300 per maund (37.324 kg) as textile mills resorted to buying during the week closing on June 29, brokers said Saturday. Chairman Cotton Broker Forum Naseem Usman said that spot rates of Karachi Cotton Association (KCA) also went up by Rs 100 to Rs 6,100 per maund this week. He said cotton rate for new crop closed at Rs 6,300 per maund during the week ...
Gold up at Rs49,028  KARACHI: Gold went up by Rs386 to close at Rs49,028 per 10 grams in the local market Saturday as its international price increased to $ 1,598 an ounce, market sources said. According to Karachi Saraf Association official, tola (11.664 grams) price also surged by Rs450 to Rs57,200. Silver closed higher at Rs818.57 per 10 grams. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2012 ...
Spot rates of cotton (Crop 2011-2012) KARACHI: Karachi Cotton Association (KCA) Friday announced the following KCA Spot rates for local dealing in Pak rupees for base grade 3 (three) staple length 1-1/16" Micronaire value between 3.8 to 4.9 NCL. ================================================================== Rate                Ex-Gin         Up-country          Spot Rates for                 Price          Expenses            Ex-Karachi 37.324 kgs          6,100          130                 6,230     Equivalent 40 kgs              6,537          130                 6,667 ================================================================== Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2012 ...
Gold improves to Rs 48,514  KARACHI: Gold improved by Rs 43 to close at Rs 48,514 per 10 grams in the local market Thursday as its international price increased to $ 1,570 an ounce, market sources said. According to Karachi Saraf Association official, tola (11.664 grams) price also inched up by Rs 50 to Rs 56,600. Silver closed unchanged at Rs 810 per 10 grams. Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2012 ...

 



 
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Annual2013/14
Foreign Debt $61.805bn
Per Cap Income $1,386
GDP Growth 4.14%
Average CPI 8.6%
MonthlyNovember
Trade Balance $-1.664 bln
Exports $1.966 bln
Imports $3.630 bln
WeeklyJanuary 22, 2015
Reserves $10.331 bln