Headline inflation increases by 8.2 percent in May

ISLAMABAD: The headline inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 8.2 percent on year-on-year basis in May 2020 as compared to an increase of 8.5 percent in the previous month... Read more »

Textile exports post sharp 64 percent decline in April

ISLAMABAD: The textile exports have witnessed massive 64 percent decline in April 2020 due to lower demand in foreign markets and cancellation of orders due to coronavirus outbreak. According to data released... Read more »

Car import registers 148 percent growth amid coronavirus pandemic

KARACHI: Import of motor vehicles in completely built-up unit (CBU) condition registered phenomenal growth of 148 percent in April 2020 despite restrictions to foreign trade owing to lockdown for preventing coronavirus pandemic.... Read more »

Exports fall by 54 percent in April amid COVID-19 pandemic

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s exports have declined by 54 percent in April 2020 owing to ongoing lockdown and cancellation of foreign orders. According to trade data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) the... Read more »

Headline inflation contracts to 8.5 percent in April

ISLAMABAD: The headline inflation based on Consumer Price Index (CPI) contracted to single digit i.e. 8.5 percent in April 2020 as compared with an increase of 10.2 percent in the previous month,... Read more »

Pakistan imports mobile phones worth Rs18.2 billion in March

KARACHI: Pakistanis have spent Rs18.2 billion for import of mobile phones in March 2020 despite the reality of business halt after lockdown to contain coronavirus. According to data released by Pakistan Bureau... Read more »

Textile export falls by 18.4pc as COVID-19 affects global economies

KARACHI: The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is taking its toll on Pakistani textile export as it fell by 18.40 percent in March 2020 as compared with previous month, according to data released by... Read more »

Import of old, used cars plunges by 69 percent in nine months

KARACHI: The import of used and old cars witnessed sharp decline of 69 percent during first nine months (July-March) of current fiscal year due to imposition of condition regarding payment of duty... Read more »

Import bill falls by 21 percent in March

KARACHI: The import bill of the country has declined by 21 percent in March 2020 over the previous month owing to lockdown to contain coronavirus pandemic. The import bill was at $3.3... Read more »

Trade deficit narrows by 26.52% in July – February

ISLAMABAD: The trade deficit has narrowed by 26.52 percent in first eight months (July – February) 2019/2020 owing to fall in import bill. Read more »