Pakistan ice exports increases 43.76% in four months.

Rice exports from the country during first four months of current financial year grew by 43.76 per cent as compared to the exports of the corresponding period of the previous year. During the period from July-October, rice worth $633.739 million was exported as compared to the exports of $440.828 million of same period of last year. The rice exports during the period under review, witness significant increase as it went up from 800,078 metric tons in first four months of last financial year to 1,141,334 metric tons in same period of current financial year.

The exports of basmati rice also increased by 55.32% as about 279,257 metric tons of basmati rice worth $256.817 million were exported as against the exports of 161,812 metric tons valuing $165.351 million of same period of last year. Meanwhile, country earned $376.922 million by exporting about 862,087 metric tons of others rice, which stood at 638,266 metric tons valuing $275.477 million in the period under review. In first four months of current financial year, about 54,177 metric tons of fish and fish products valuing $129.655 million also exported as compared to the exports of 44,513 metric tons worth $109.776 million of same period of the last year.