February 11, 2019: Domestic production of vegetable ghee and cooking oil during first five months of current financial year grew by 3.49 percent and 3.24 respectively as compared the production in the corresponding period of last year.
During the period July-November, 2018 about 580,602 metric tons of vegetable ghee were produced in the country to fulfill the domestic requirements as well as for exporting, against the production of 561,017 metric tons of the same period of last year.
According the provisional Quantum Index Numbers of Large Scale Manufacturing Industries (QIM) released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics domestic production of vegetable ghee was recorded at 110,174 metric tons in November, 2018 as compared to 107,891 metric tons in the corresponding month of last year.
Meanwhile, 161,025 metric tons of cooking oil were produced in first five months as compared to the 155,977 metric tons in same period last year, showing 3.24 percent growth.
During the month of November, 2018, about 31,206 metric tons of cooking oil was manufactured against the 30,467 metric tons in same month last year.
About 61,994 metric tons of blended tea was produced in last five months as compared to production of 61,974 metric tons in the same period last year, the data reveled that blended tea production grew by 0.03 percent.