Pakistan’s rice exports during the first five months of current financial year were recorded at 1,316.44 Million Metric Tonnes (MMT). According to the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, the country earned $557.578 million by exporting rice during the period from July-November, 2016. The rice exports in first five months of last financial year were recorded at 1,545.578 MMT, worth $688.322million. During the first five months of current financial year, the country earned $132.110 million by exporting 151,339 MMT of basmati rice as against the exports of 202,334 MMT worth $197.77 million in the same period of last year.
Meanwhile, 1,164.651 MMT of non- basmati rice worth $245.468 million was exported this year as compared to 1,343.638 MMT worth $497.308 million in the same period last year. The rice exports during the month of November, 2016 was recorded at 438.399 MMT valued at $165.92 million as against the exports of 533.9 MMT worth $203.844 million of same month of last year. About 30.40 MMT of basmati rice worth $24.704 million exported in months of November, 2016 as against 38.618 MMT of $32.986 million of same month of last year. In month of November, 2016 exports of rice, other than basmati, were recorded at 407.999 MMT valuing $141.216 million as compared to exports of 501.129 MMT worth $170.858 million of same month of last year.