Surgical goods, medical instruments export post 3.95 percent increase

213

ISLAMABAD, Dec 31 (APP): Exports of surgical goods and medical instruments registered 3.59 percent increase during first five months of current financial year as compared to corresponding period of last year.

During the period from July-November, 2015 surgical goods and medical instruments worth US$ 144.7 million exported as against the exports of US$ 139.12 million of same period last year.
According the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, exports of pharmaceutical products grew by 1.66 percent and about 4,669 metric tons of pharm products valuing US$ 85.42 million exported as against the exports of 6,662 metric tons worth US$ 83.66 million of same period last year.

However, during the period under review exports of chemicals and pharm products decreased by 14.71 percent and reached at US$ 346.56 million in first five months of current financial year.
The exports of chemicals and pharma products during first five months of last financial year was recorded at 406.34 million, the data reveled.
Meanwhile, onyx manufactured exports registered 12.74 percent increase  as about 1,237 metric tons of onyx manufactured valuing US$ 3.363 million exported as against the exports of 1,187 metric tons worth of US$ 2.983 million of same period last year.
During the period from July-November, country earned US$ 65.116  million by exporting about 1,427 thousand dozen of foot balls as foot balls exports from the country registered 2.84 percent growth during the period under review.

About 1,192 thousand dozen of foot balls worth US$ 63.319 million were exported during first five months of last financial year, the data reveled.
About 896 thousand dozen of leather gloves valuing US$41.95 million  were exports during the period under review as compared to the exports of 1,243 thousand dozens worth US$ 37.519 million of same period last year.