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Imports into Pakistan decrease by 18.62% in March, MoM

April 17, 2020 (MLN): Imports into Pakistan during March, 2020 amounted to Rs. 525,410 million as against Rs. 645,648 million in February, 2020 and Rs. 572,815 million during March 2019, showing a decrease of 18.62% over February, 2020 and of 8.28% over March 2019.

In terms of US dollars, the imports in March, 2020 were $3,316 million as compared to $4,185 million in February, 2020, showing a decrease of 20.76% and by 19.44% as compared to $4,116 million in March 2019.

Imports during July –March, 2019 -2020 totaled Rs. 5,438,612 million as against Rs. 5,371,143 million during the corresponding period of last year showing an increase of 1.26%.

In terms of US dollars, the imports during July–March, 2019 -2020 totaled $34,817 million as against $40,679 million during the corresponding period of last year showing a decrease of 14.41%.

Main commodities of imports during March, 2020 were Petroleum products (Rs. 51,265 million), Electrical machinery and apparatus (Rs. 31,517 million), Palm Oil (Rs. 31,269 million), Natural gas, liquefied (Rs. 28,200 million), Raw cotton (Rs. 26,384 million), Plastic Materials (Rs. 26,016 million), Iron and Steel (Rs. 23,174 million), Petroleum Crude (Rs. 21,707 million), Mobile Phones (Rs. 18,187 million), Iron and steel Scrap (Rs. 16,293 million).

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Posted on: 2020-04-17T16:55:00+05:00

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