Imports into Pakistan increase by 14.42% YoY in February

March 16, 2021 (MLN): Imports into Pakistan during February 2021 amounted to Rs. 735,609 million (provisional) as against Rs. 771,939 million (provisional) in January 2021 and Rs. 642,896 million during February 2020 showing a decrease of 4.71% over January 2021 but an increase of 14.42% over February 2020.

According to the provisional figures compiled by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, in terms of US dollars the imports in February 2021 were $ 4,623 million (provisional) as compared to $ 4,820 million (provisional) in January 2021 showing a decrease of 4.09% but increased by 10.92% as compared to $ 4,168 million in February 2020.

Imports during July – February 2020 – 2021 totaled Rs. 5,503,675 million (provisional) as against Rs. 4,910,451 million during the corresponding period of last year showing an increase of 12.08%.

In terms of US dollars, the imports during July – February 2020 – 2021 totaled $ 33,897 million (provisional) as against $ 31,483 million during the corresponding period of last year showing an increase of 7.67%.

Main commodities of imports during February 2021 were Petroleum products (Rs. 53,679 million), Natural gas, liquefied (Rs. 35,733 million), Palm Oil (Rs. 34,619 million), Petroleum crude (Rs.33,659 million), Plastic Materials (Rs. 31,810 million), Power generating machinery (Rs.31,569 million), Mobile phone (Rs.27,979 million), Raw cotton (Rs.24,683 million), Iron & Steel scrap (Rs. 23,709 million) and Electrical machinery & apparatus (Rs.23,366 million).

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Posted on: 2021-03-16T12:21:00+05:00

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