Pakistan. Rice worth $2.073b exported in 2017


Rice exports of the country registered 26.78 percent increase during the last financial year.

According to data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, about 4.106 million tons of rice worth 2.073 billion dollars were exported during 12 months of last financial year as compared to the exports of 3.523 million tons during the corresponding period of last years,Radio Pakistan reported.

During the period from July-June, 2017-18, about 520,759 metric tons of basmati rice worth 540.231 million dollars were exported as against 496,263 metric tons last year.

The exports of basmati rice witnessed 19.14 percent growth when the quantity was compared with the same period of last year.

Meanwhile, the country earned 1.496 billion dollars by exporting rice other than basmati as about 3.585 million tons of other rice varieties were exported as against the exports of 3.053 million tons during same period last year.


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