The fruits exports increased by 44.64 percent during the first quarter of current fiscal year against the same period of the last year. The overall exports during July-September 2013-14 were recorded at $92.027 million against $63.624 million in July-September (2012-13), according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
In rupees term, the fruit exports increased from Rs 6,011 million last year to Rs 9,473 million, showing an increase of 57.59 percent. Meanwhile, on year-on-year basis the exports of fruit increased by 63.33 percent in September 2013 when compared with the exports of September 2012. The fruit exports during September 2013 were recorded at $33.169 million against $20.308 in September 2012. On month-on-month basis, the exports of fruits during September 2013 increased by 19.59 percent when compared with $27.736 million in August 2013, the PBS data revealed.