Pakistan’s tea import hikes 4.77% in 2 months

Pakistan’s tea import hikes 4.77% in 2 months

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s tea imports during the first two-month of the current financial year increased by 4.77%  as compared to the corresponding period of last year.

About 37,359 metric ton of tea worth US $101.99 million was imported in order to fulfill the domestic requirements as compared to the import of 32,321 metric tons valuing US $96.412 million of the same period last year in 2017.

However, the import of dry fruit and nuts into the country during the period under review dipped by 97.10%, according to the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.

Food group import during the last two months slashed by 15.50% as different food commodities worth US $949.071 million were imported in order to tackle the domestic requirements.

The import of milk cream and milk for infants dipped by 15.17%.

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