Jewellary export up 20% in first half of 2017-18

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ISLAMABAD, Jan 25 (APP):Export of Jewellary from the country increased by 20.31 per cent to $4.39 million during first half of fiscal year 2017-18 compared to exports of jewellary worth of $3.649 million during same period of previous year.
Similarly gems export also went up by 14 per cent during the period under review as the export rose to $1.77 million in Jul-Dec 2017-18 from $1.55 million in same period of the year 2016-17, latest data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) revealed.
Export of molasses surged by 491 per cent as it increased to $9.7 million from mere $1.64 million during first half of fiscal year 2016-17.
Furniture export, however witnessed a decline of 18 per cent as it went down to $1.877 million in first six months of current fiscal year from $2.29 million in same period of the preceding year.
In addition, cement export also registered decrease of 18.57 per cent as it dropped to $118.58 million in Jul-Dec 2017-18 from $145.67 million in first half of fiscal year 2016-17.
Guar and guar products’ export surged by 52.85 per cent to $16 million from $10.45 million during the period under review.
On yearly basis, the export of jewellary witnessed a sharp increase of 411 per cent to $2.778 million in December 2017 from $543,000 in December 2016.
The export of gems also increased by 15.57 per cent as the export rose from $167,000 in December 2016 to $193,000 in December 2017.
The furniture export declined by 47 per cent as it went down to $202,000 in December 2017 from $387,000 in same month of preceding year.