[:en]Cell phone imports leap by greater than 40pc in Jan: report[:]
Pakistan’s exports totaled over Rs343 billion throughout January 2021 as in comparison with the sum of Rs378 billion in December 2020, displaying a lower of 9.28 p.c, according to provisional figures compiled by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).
Notably, imports witnessed a lift of over 11 p.c, with cell phone imports going up by 41.13 p.c in July-January 2021 as in comparison with the identical interval final 12 months.
Exports confirmed a rise of 12.66pc when in comparison with Rs305 billion in January 2020.
Throughout July–January, exports had been recorded at Rs2,322 billion as in comparison with Rs2,108 billion in the course of the corresponding interval of final 12 months displaying a rise of 10.13pc.
Through the month beneath overview, knitwear raked in Rs52 billion (up 37.61pc), readymade clothes Rs45 billion (up 8.99 laptop), mattress put on Rs35 billion (up 17.02), cotton garments Rs24 billion (down 10.80 laptop), rice others Rs18 billion (up 5.76), towels Rs14 billion (up 38.86), cotton tarn Rs13 billion (down 7.02), Basmati rice Rs12 billion (up 20.44), made-up articles excluding towels & bedwear Rs10 billion (up 25.56) and fruits Rs10 billion (up 5.79).
On the opposite fingers, imports totaled Rs771 billion throughout January 2021 as in comparison with Rs798 billion in December 2020 and Rs637 billion throughout January 2020, displaying a lower of three.29pc over December 2020, however a rise of 21.12pc over January 2020.
Throughout July-January, imports had been recorded at Rs4,768 billion as in comparison with Rs4,267 billion in the course of the corresponding interval of final 12 months thereby displaying a rise of 11.73pc.
Import of petroleum merchandise noticed a 6.08pc lower, palm oil a 66.69pc enhance, pure gasoline (liquefied) a 3.48pc enhance, plastic supplies a 31.42pc enhance, cell phone a 41.13pc enhance, and energy producing equipment a 177.55pc enhance.