In a respite for Economy, Pakistan hydrocarbon imports reduce while exports increase
LAHORE- In a respite for Pakistan economy, the imports of hydrocarbon have reduced while the exports have been increased in the first half of FY 2018-19.
Additionally, imports of high-speed diesel (HSD) and crude oil slumped by 50% and 13% YoY respectively, according to data released by Arif Habib Research Limited (ARHL).
Moreover, LNG imports and Mogas imports rose by 33% and 21% YoY respectively.
During the first half (July-December) of the financial year 2018-19, imports declined by 17% YoY excluding LNG (-29% YoY).
However, exports grew 61% YoY to 82K tons during December and declined by 2% YoY during the first half of FY18-19.
And imports of furnace oil in December were recorded at zero.