Islamabad (Agencies): Pakistan exported about 4.106 million tons of rice worth $ 2.073 billion during 12 months of last financial year as compared the exports of 3.523 million tons valuing $ 1.606 billion of the corresponding period of last years.
The exports of the above-mentioned commodity had registered 26.78 percent growth during the period under review, according to the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
During the period from July-June, 2017-18, about 520,759 metric tons of basmati rice worth $ 540.231 million were exported as against 496,263 metric tons valuing $ 453.441 million of the same period of last year.
The exports of basmati rice witnessed 19.14 percent growth when the quantity was compared with the same period of last year, the data revealed.
Meanwhile, the country earned $ 1.496 billion by exporting rice other than basmati as about 3.585 million tons of other rice exported as against the exports of 3.053 million tons worth $ 1.153 billion of the same period last year.