Pakistan’s trade deficit narrows by 33.52 percent in July – October

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s trade deficit has narrowed by 33.52 percent during first four months (July – October) of current fiscal year owing to improving exports.

According to data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) on Thursday, the trade deficit reduced to $7.77 billion during July – October of current fiscal year as compared with the deficit of 11.7 billion in the corresponding period of the last fiscal year.

The country’s exports registered four percent growth during the period under review. The exports grew to $7.54 billion during first four months of the current fiscal year as compared with $7.27 billion in the same period of the last fiscal year.

However, the import bill of the country sharply fell by 19.21 percent during the period. The import bill declined to $15.32 billion during July – October of the current fiscal year as compared with $18.96 billion in the corresponding period of the last fiscal year.

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