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Medicinal imports rise by 3.54 pct in 10 months

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan imported medicinal merchandise value $929.355 million throughout the first 10 months of present fiscal yr, displaying optimistic development of three.54 p.c, as in comparison with the import of $897.564 million throughout the corresponding interval of final yr.

In accordance with the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Monday, Pakistan imported 19,183 metric tons of medicinal merchandise throughout July-April (2018-2019) towards imports of 18,441 metric tons throughout July-April (2017-2018), displaying enhance of 4.02 p.c in time period of amount.

On year-on yr foundation, the imports of medicinal merchandise witnessed unfavourable development of 19.41 p.c in April 2019, when in comparison with the imports of the identical month of final yr. The medicinal imports throughout April have been recorded at $102.009 million towards the imports of $126.570 million in April 2018.

In the meantime, on month-on-month foundation, the imports of medicinal merchandise witnessed optimistic development of 21.45 p.c throughout April 2019, when in comparison with the imports of $83.993 million throughout March 2018, based on the info.

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It’s pertinent to say right here that the nation’s merchandize commerce deficit plunged by 12.82 p.c throughout the first 10 months of the present fiscal yr in comparison with the corresponding interval of final yr.

The commerce deficit contracted by $3.867 billion to $26.302 billion throughout July-April (2018-19) towards the deficit of $30.169 billion recorded throughout July-April (2017-18).

The exports throughout the interval beneath evaluation witnessed nominal lower of 0.12% by falling from $19.191 billion throughout final yr to $19.169 billion throughout the ongoing fiscal yr.

Then again, the imports declined by 7.88% to $45.471 billion throughout the interval beneath evaluation from $49.360 billion final yr, the info revealed.

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