Pak earned $233.779m by ex­port­ing sur­gi­cal goods

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

ISLAMABAD: Sur­gi­cal goods and med­i­cal in­stru­ments ex­ports from the coun­try dur­ing last eight months of cur­rent fi­nan­cial year grew by 4.66 per­cent as com­pared to the ex­ports of cor­re­spond­ing pe­riod of last year. Sur­gi­cal goods and med­i­cal in­stru­ments worth US$ 233.779 mil­lion were ex­ported dur­ing the pe­riod from July-Fe­bru­ary, 2015-16 which were up by 4.66 per­cent as com­pared the ex­ports of same pe­riod of last fi­nan­cial year. Ac­cord­ing the data of Pak­istan Bureau of Sta­tis­tics (PBS), sur­gi­cal goods and med­i­cal in­stru­ments worth US$ 223.377 mil­lion were ex­ported dur­ing first eight months of last fi­nan­cial year. How­ever, dur­ing the pe­riod un­der re­view cut­lery ex­ports de­creased by 9.04 per­cent as it came down from US$ 56 mil­lion to US$ 5 mil­lion. The data rev­eled that ex­ports of onyx man­u­fac­tured in­creased by 3.83

per­cent as 2,213 met­ric tons of onyx valu­ing US$ 5.147 mil­lion ex­ported dur­ing eight months of cur­rent fi­nan­cial year as com­pared to 2,141 met­ric tons worth US$ 4.95 mil­lion ex­ports of same pe­riod last year.

Dur­ing the pe­riod from July-Fe­bru­ary, about 7,770 met­ric tons of phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal prod­ucts worth US$ 137.620 mil­lion ex­ported as com­pared to the ex­ports of 10,335 met­ric tons valu­ing US$ 140.328 mil­lion of same pe­riod last year which were down by 1.93 per­cent.

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