Fish, meat worth $583.067 million exported in 08 months


More than 100,129 metric tons of fish, fish preparation, 50,414 metric tons of meat and meat products exported in the first 08 months of the current financial year compared to the exports of the corresponding period last year .

During the period July to February 2021-22, exports of fish and fish products increased by 6.48%, while exports of meat and meat preparations increased by 2.76% respectively , according to data from the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. . During the reporting period, approximately 458,501 metric tons of fish and fish preparations worth $362.202 million were exported against exports of 736,542 metric tons worth $339.848 million at the same period last year, he added.

Meanwhile, in the last 08 months of the current fiscal year, the country earned $220.865 million from exporting about 50,414 metric tons of meat and meat products, compared to $214.935 million in the same period the last year, he added.

On a monthly basis, exports of the above-mentioned products also registered a growth of 16.55 percent and 10.56 percent respectively in February 2022 compared to the same month last year, according to the data. During the month of February 2022, approximately 14,300 metric tons of fish and fish products worth $35.901 million were exported compared to exports of 14,098 metric tons worth $30.803 million in same month last year, he added.

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On the other hand, around 6,650 metric tons of meat and meat products worth $28.908 million were also exported in the month under review compared to exports of $26.147 million in the same month of the year. last.

It is worth mentioning here that out of all food groups, the country’s exports in the first 08 months of the current fiscal year increased by 20.33% and reached $3.433 billion, compared to $2.853 billion for the corresponding period of last year.

Meanwhile, the food group’s imports into the country during the reporting period also registered an increase of 20.24 percent and reached $6.426 billion, compared to $5.344 million for the same period last year.

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