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Pakistan’s trade gap reduces by more than $2b

SAMAA | - Posted: Feb 11, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Posted: Feb 11, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Pakistan’s trade gap reduces by more than $2b

Pakistan’s exports stood at $13.23 billion during July-Dec 2018-19

Photo: AFP

Pakistan’s trade deficit was recorded at $ 19.26 billion with a 9.66 % reduction during the first seven months of the ongoing fiscal year 2018-19.

Pakistan’s exports remained $13.23 billion, while imports recorded at $ 32.49 billion during July to January 2018-19.

Trade deficit witnessed more than $2 billion reduction during the said period, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.

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Government is expecting $5 billion to 6 billion reduction in the trade gap at the close of the year, said Commerce Secretary Younis Dhaga.

The imposition of ban on import of furnace oil and increased in regulatory duties on luxury items is yielding positive results as imports witnessed 5.17 % in first seven months, says Abdul Razaq Daud, the adviser to the prime minister on commerce.

The impact of recent rupee depreciation will be witnessed more positive results in exports, he said talking to media in Islamabad.

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  1. Chen Hua  February 14, 2019 7:07 am/ Reply

    Blocking import of Furnace oil will SLOW DOWN economy.
    This is a STUPID decision.

  2. Azlaan Falcon  May 11, 2019 5:45 pm/ Reply

    They should have increase duties on luxury items by 10 times, why don’t you purchase from your own country or simply don’t let stupid rich destroy our economy.

    The ban on furnace oil is stupid decision will lead to compensate their luxury duties regulations.

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