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Pakistan’s exports to UK prime $1 billion in first six months of fiscal yr: Dawood

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Adviser to the Prime Minister for Commerce and Investment Razak Dawood. — APP/FilePakistan’s exports to the UK crossed Rs1 billion, in a report for the “first six months of any financial year”, Adviser to the Prime Minister for Commerce and Investment Razak Dawood mentioned Saturday.Taking to Twitter, the prime minister’s adviser mentioned that the exports to the UK for July-December 2020 had gone up by 21% as in comparison with final yr.Dawood mentioned that the exports to the UK elevated from $852 million throughout July-Dec 2019 to $1.29 billion throughout July-Dec 2020.Moreover, in Dec 2020, these exports grew by 47% to $189 million as in comparison with $129 million in Dec 2019, Dawood mentioned, as he inspired exporters to seize a higher share of the market.”I also commend the efforts of [Ministry of Commerce’s] trade officers posted in the UK and urge them to work harder in finding opportunities for our exporters and provide facilitation to our businessmen,” he added.Exports to US rise by 27%A day earlier, the adviser mentioned that Pakistan’s exports to the US had risen by 27% in December 2020, as in comparison with final yr.He mentioned that the exports to the US had gone up from $334 million in December 2019 to $425 million in December 2020.”This is the first time that our exports to [the] US have crossed US dollar 400 million-mark for three consecutive months,” Dawood disclosed.Sharing extra particulars, Dawood mentioned that from July to December 2020, the exports to the US grew by 18.4% — USD 2,412 million — as in comparison with USD 2,037 million in the identical interval final yr.”It is a great achievement by our exporters [and] I encourage them to strive to obtain a greater share of the market,” Dawood added.

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