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The fruits exports of the country increased by 1.82 percent during first eight months of current fiscal year (2012-13). The exports of fruits during the period July-February (2012-13) were recorded at $276.159 million against the exports of $271.233 million during same period of last year. According to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the fruits exports on month on month basis also increased by 3.02 percent during February 2013 against same period of last year whereas when compared to January 2013, the fruits exports decreased by 21.3 percent.
The fruits worth of $54.7 million were exported during February 2013 whereas its volume remained $53.1 million and $69.51 million during February, 2012 and January 2013 respectively. Similarly the vegetables exports from the country during July-February (2013-12) surged by 51.08 percent against same period of last year.
The vegetables exports increased from $78.616 million in July-February (2011-12) to $118.77 million in July-February (2012-13). The vegetable exports, on month on month basis increased by 46.58 percent in February, 2013 when compared with same month of last year and it decreased by 2.93 percent in February 2013 against January 2013.
The vegetable exports increased from $20.125 million in February 2012 to $29.5 million in February 2013 whereas the exports in January 2013 remained $30.388 million.
The overall food exports of the country during first eight months of current fiscal year (2012-13) increased by 9.22 percent.
The exports of overall food group were recorded at US $ 2.963 billion during July-February (2012-13) against the exports of US$ 2.713 billion during July-February (2011-12).