Seafood exports increase by 17.08 percent in 10 months

Seafood exports increase by 17.08 percent in 10 months

ISLAMABAD: The exports of fish and fish preparations from the country witnessed increase of 17.08 percent during the first ten months of the current fiscal year as compared to the corresponding period of last year.

The fish exports during July-April were recorded at $316.926 million as compared to the exports of $270.69 million during the same corresponding period last year, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) data showed.

In terms of quantity, the exports of fish and fish preparations increased by 14.28 percent during the period under review by going up from trade of 105,349 metric ton last year to 120,388 metric ton.

It is pertinent to mention here that the overall food exports during the period under review witnessed negative growth of 8.57
percent.

The overall food exports during the current fiscal year were recorded at $3,076 million as compared to the exports of $3,365 million last year, the PBS data revealed.

Meanwhile, on year-on-year basis, the fish exports during April 2017 increased by 32.72 percent as compared to the exports of the same month of last year.

The fish exports during April 2017 were recorded at $40.660 million as compared to the exports of $30.661 million.

On month-on-month basis, the fish exports increased by 11.49 percent during April 2017 when compared to the exports of $36.471 million during March 2017, according to the PBS Data.

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