Pakistan Leaf Exports Up Nearly 75 Percent

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    Pakistan’s leaf tobacco exports jumped 74.66 percent during the first three months of fiscal year 2022–2023 as compared to the corresponding period of last year, reports the Daily Times, citing figures from the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS).

    During the quarter, the nation exported tobacco worth $13.8 million. In terms of volume, tobacco exports also rose by 93.35 percent from 3,096 metric tons to 5,986 metric tons, the data revealed.

    Meanwhile, the year-on-year basis for tobacco export increased by 29.39 percent during September as compared to the same month of last year.

    The tobacco exports in September 2022 were valued at $3.5 million against the export of $2.71 million in September 2021, the PBS data revealed.

    On a month-on-month basis, leaf exports in September were down 34.96 percent from $5.381 million in August 2022.