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April 2, 2013

 

Pakistan's fish exports up 2.48% in eight months

 

 

During the first eight months of the current fiscal year, Pakistan's exports of fish and fish preparations witnessed increase of 2.48% as compared to the corresponding period of last year.

 

Overall exports of fish and fish preparations were recorded at US$199.949 million during July 2012-February 2013 against the exports of US$195.119 million during July 2011-February 2012, according to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

 

In terms of quantity, the seafood exports expanded by 12% during the period under review, the data revealed. As much as 87,376 tonnes of seafood was exported during the first eight months of the current year against the exports of 78,029 tonnes during the corresponding period of last year.

 

Meanwhile, seafood exports during February 2013 decreased by 5.89% and 15.46% when compared to the exports of February 2012 and January 2013 respectively. The exports of fish and fish preparations in February 2013 were recorded at US$19.731 million against the exports of US$20.965 million in February 2012 and US$23.240 million in January 2013.

 

In terms of quantity, the seafood exports in February 2013 decreased by 10.63% and 15.79% when compared to the exports of February 2012 and January 2013 respectively. The fish exports were recorded at 8,591 tonnes in February 2013 against the exports of 9,613 tonnes in February 2012 and 19,202 tonnes in January 2013.

 

The overall food exports during July 2012-February 2013 witnessed increase of 9.22% against the same period of last year. The food exports were recorded at US$2.962 billion against the exports of US$2.712 billion.

 

The overall exports from the country increased from US$15.128 billion in July-February to US$15.884 billion during July 2012-February 2013, according to the PBS data.

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