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Pulses import down by 26.14 percent in July-December




  • Pakistan’s import of pulses has fallen by 26.14 percent to $133.45 million during July-December 2013-14 of the current fiscal year, official figures say. Pulses import posted a fall of $47.229 million during July-December 2013-14 from $180.679 million in the same period last fiscal year, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) said. 

    In term of volume, pulses import slid by 19 percent or 53,215 metric tons to 200,232 metric tons in July-December 2013-14, as compared to the commodity’s import of 253,447 metric tons in the same period last fiscal year, the PBS indicates. 

    During December 2013, pulses import however posted an increase of 29.34 percent or $5.643 million to $24.876 million as compared to the commodity’s import of $19.233 million in December 2012, the statistics show. In terms of quantity, pulses import during December 2013 went up by 28.32 percent or 7,830 metric tons to 35,480 metric tons as compared to the commodity’s import of 27,650 metric tons in December 2012, the PBS suggests. 

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