Seafood exports rises by 12.99% in first 8 months of FY-2016-17

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Seafood exports rises by 12.99% in first 8 months of FY-2016-17

ISLAMABAD: (APP) Seafood exports from the country during first eight months of current financial year increased by 12.99 percent as compared the exports of the corresponding period of last year.

During the period from July-February, 2016-17, about 87,999 metric tons of fish and fish preparations worth US$ 239.789 million exported as compared the exports of same period last year.

According the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics fish and fish products exports from the country during first eight months of last year was recorded at 80,340 metric tons valuing US$ 212.221 million.

On month on month basis, see food exports from the country in month of February, 2017 grew by 34.1 percent as compared the same month of last year.

In February, about 10,935 metric tons of fish and fish preparation worth US$ 29.135 million exported as compared the exports of 8,516 metric tons valuing of US$ 21.741 million of same period of last year.

However, during last eight months of current financial year, exports of meat and meat preparations decreased by 25.19 percent and was recorded at 37,285 metric tons valuing US$ 140.910 million.

The meat and meat products exports from the country in first eight months of last financial year was recorded at 54,532 metric tons with earnings of US$ 188.345 million.

The country earned US$ 18.430 million by exporting about 4,038 metric tons of meat and meat preparations in month of February, 2017 as compared the exports of 9,247 metric tons and earning of US$ 32.2 million of same month of last year.