Pakistan gold imports shows 31.87% increase in seven months
March 5th, 2013 by Tahir Khan | No Comment |
The Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) in its data said Tuesday that the yellow metal weighing 2,282 kilogram worth of $123.382 million was imported during the period under review as compared to the import of 1,741 kg valuing $93.561 million during same period of last year (2011-12).
On month on month basis the gold imports in January 2013 registered an increase of 63.32 percent as against January 2012 and it recorded a decrease of 66.46 percent when compared to the imports of December 2012.
Gold imports in January 2013 stood at $12.196 million against the imports of $7.459 million and $36.373 million in January 2012 and December 2012 respectively.
The overall imports of metal group, registered an increase of 11.91 per cent during July-January (2012-13) against the same period of last year.
The metal imports into the country during the period under review were recorded at $1.813 billion against imports of $1.62 billion during same period of last year.
Imports of iron and steel scrap registered a growth of 17.28 percent during July-January (2012-13) as compared to the imports during July-January (2011-12).
Iron and steel scrap imports into the country were recorded at $394.134 million during the first seven months of current fiscal year against imports of $336.11 million during same period of last year.
Imports of iron and steel edged up by 8.04 percent by growing from $780.05 million to $842.791 million whereas the imports of aluminum wrought and worked decreased by 8.52 percent by going down from $73.692 million to $67.414 million.
The imports of all other metal and articles were recorded at $385.78 million during the period under review against the imports of $337.115 million in last year posting a growth of 14.44 percent.