December 17, 2019 (MLN): Imports into Pakistan during the month of December 2019 amounted to Rs. 625,463 million as against Rs. 612,215 million in November 2019 and Rs. 609,596 million during December 2018, showing an increase of 2.16% over November 2019 but an increase of 2.60% over December 2018.
In terms of US dollars the imports in December 2019 was $4,037 million (provisional) as compared to$3,940 million (provisional) in November, 2019 showing an increase of 2.46% but decreased by 8.35%as compared to $4,405million in December 2018.
Imports during July –December 2019 totaled Rs.3,635,558 million (provisional) as against Rs.3,604,706 million during the corresponding period of last year showing an increase of 0.86%.
In terms of US dollars the imports during July-December2019 totaled $23,229 million (provisional) as against $ 27,952million during the corresponding period of last year showing a decrease of 16.90%.
Main commodities of imports during December 2019 were Petroleum products (Rs. 64,506 million), Electrical machinery and apparatus (Rs. 51,763 million), Natural gas, liquefied (Rs.45,329 million), Petroleum crude (Rs. 44,075 million), Palm oil (Rs. 25,630million), Plastic Materials (Rs.24,441million), Iron and steel scrap (Rs. 22,509 million), Iron and steel (Rs. 19,228 million), Mobile phone (Rs.18,231million) and Power generating machinery (Rs.15,875 million).
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