April 18, 2019 (MLN): According to the data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the imports in March, 2019 stood at $4,155 million (provisional) as compared to $4,180 million (provisional) in February 2019, showing a decrease of 0.60 % and by 21% as compared to $5,252 million in March, 2018.
Imports during July-March, 2018-2019 totaled $40,755 million (provisional) as against $44,281 million during the corresponding period of last year showing a decrease of 8%.
Main commodities of imports during March, 2019were Petroleum products (Rs.57,305 million), Petroleum crude (Rs.47,698 million), Natural Gas Liquefied (Rs. 30,051 million), Plastic materials (Rs.26,060 million), Iron & steel (Rs.24,801 million), Electrical machinery & apparatus (Rs.21,438 million), Palm oil (Rs.20,975 million), Raw cotton (Rs.18,388 million), Power generating machinery (Rs. 15,265 million) and Iron & steel scrap (Rs.15,235million).
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