Seafood Exports Up 2.48 per cent in Eight Months04 April 2013
PAKISTAN - Exports of fish and fish products have increased by 2.48 per cent during the first eight months of the fiscal year, compared with the same period last year.
Overall exports of fish and fish preparations were recorded at $199.949 million during July-February 2012-13 against the exports of $195.119 million during July-February 2011-12, according to data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), reports DailyTimes.
In terms of quantity, the seafood exports expanded by 12 per cent during the period under review, the data revealed.
As much as 87,376 metric tonnes of seafood was exported during the first eight months of the current year against the exports of 78,029 metric tonnes during the corresponding period of last year.
Meanwhile, seafood exports during February 2013 decreased by 5.89 per cent and 15.46 per cent when compared to the exports of February 2012 and January 2013 respectively.
The exports of fish and fish preparations in February 2013 were recorded at $19.731 million against the exports of $20.965 million in February 2012 and $23.240 million in January 2013.
In terms of quantity, the seafood exports in February 2013 decreased by 10.63 per cent and 15.79 per cent when compared to the exports of February 2012 and January 2013 respectively.
The fish exports were recorded at 8,591 metric tonnes in February 2013 against the exports of 9,613 metric tonnes in February 2012 and 19,202 metric tonnes in January 2013.
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