The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics stated that through the first two months of the present monetary yr, Pakistan has seen a 65.45 % improve in meals imports.
Main meals imports embrace wheat, palm oil and soybean oil, the nation’s staple meals, based on the newest information launched by the bureau on Thursday.
In accordance with a report by Xinhua information company, the nation imported meals gadgets price Rs 392.83 billion ($1.658 billion) throughout July-August, in comparison with Rs 238.88 billion throughout the identical interval final yr.
The largest leap was seen in wheat imports, rising by 2,435 per cent within the first two months of the fiscal.
Pakistan has imported wheat price Rs 68.49 billion this yr, whereas the wheat import invoice for July and August 2021 was Rs 2.70 billion.
In the meantime, the nation imported palm oil price Rs 157.79 billion, a rise of 68.67 per cent over final yr, whereas soybean oil price Rs 9.48 billion was imported, which is 255.36 per cent increased than final yr.
Almost one-third of Pakistan was submerged through the current floods, which destroyed hundreds of acres of land with standing crops of rice and pulses.
Native farmers feared that there is perhaps a extreme scarcity of meals grains subsequent yr as the present situation of cultivable land could delay even the planting of the wheat crop. (1$ 236.89 Pakistani Rupee)
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