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Trade deficit falls by 28.4pc during seven months of FY2019-20

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s trade deficit narrowed sharply by 28.40 percent during first seven months (July – January) 2019/2020 owing to significant decline in import bill. According to trade data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the trade deficit shrank to $13.75 billion during first seven months of the current fiscal year as compared with $19.2 billion in the corresponding months ... Read More »

Services export up 18.60pc in July-Nov; down 12.65pc in Nov

ISLAMABAD: The export of services surged by 18.60 percent to $2.376 billion during July-Nov period of this fiscal year against $2.003bn in the corresponding period last year. However, export of services down 12.65 percent to $296.20 million in November 2014 from $339.11m in the corresponding month last year. According data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), services export witnessed ... Read More »

$24.203b import bill against $12.073b exports: Trade deficit swells 33.97pc to $12.3b during July-Dec

ISLAMABAD: Despite falling crude oil prices in the international market, the country’s import bill is on the constant rise, widening the trade imbalance-gap between exports and imports to 33.97 percent at $12.3 billion during the first half (July-December) of the current fiscal year. The data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) showed that exports had decline against imports, resulting in ... Read More »

Consumer confidence survey: SBP, IBA ink accord

KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan and Institute of Business Administration (IBA) teamed up for the Consumer Confidence Survey (CCS) as part of Centre for Survey Research (CSR) jointly established to collect data on households’ views about various economic propositions. In this regard a ceremony was held to sign the agreement which was oversaw by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) Ashraf ... Read More »

11yr-lowest in Nov with 3.9%: CPI inflation remains low at 4.3% in Dec; 6-month average stands at 6.98%

ISLAMABAD: After huge reduction in petroleum products, the monthly inflation, measured by the consumer price index (CPI), remained low in December 2014 at 4.3 per cent as compared to the same month in the previous year. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) data shows that CPI had touched the 11-years lowest sides of 3.95 percent in November 2014 and it remained ... Read More »

11yr-lowest in Nov with 3.9%: CPI inflation remains low at 4.3% in Dec; 6-month average stands at 6.98%

ISLAMABAD: After huge reduction in petroleum products, the monthly inflation, measured by the consumer price index (CPI), remained low in December 2014 at 4.3 per cent as compared to the same month in the previous year. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) data shows that CPI had touched the 11-years lowest sides of 3.95 percent in November 2014 and it remained ... Read More »

11yr-lowest in Nov with 3.9%: CPI inflation remains low at 4.3% in Dec; 6-month average stands at 6.98%

ISLAMABAD: After huge reduction in petroleum products, the monthly inflation, measured by the consumer price index (CPI), remained low in December 2014 at 4.3 per cent as compared to the same month in the previous year. Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) data shows that CPI had touched the 11-years lowest sides of 3.95 percent in November 2014 and it remained ... Read More »

July-Nov 14-15: Sports goods exports up 14.57pc to $136.166m; football export rises to $64, gloves to $49m

ISLAMABAD: Exports of Pakistani sports goods soared to $136.166 million during July-November against $118.853 million during the corresponding period of 2013-14, posting a healthy 14.57 percent increase. According to data released by Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), bulk of the sports goods exports comprised footballs which grew by 12.36 percent of the total exports during the period in question. The ... Read More »

Over 1.95pc growth in 4 months of 2014 recorded in manufacturing sector

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s large scale manufacturing (LSM) sector has witnessed growth of 1.95 percent during the first four months of current fiscal year as compared to the corresponding period of last year. The provisional Quantum Index Numbers (QIM) of large scale manufacturing industries was recorded at 149.22 points during July-October (2014-15) against 143.82 points during July-October (2013-14), according the data of ... Read More »

QIN stands at 113.95pts: LSM posts meagre 1.95pc growth during July-Nov

ISLAMABAD: Energy shortage continues to hampering industrial and economic growth as current data revealed that the large-scale manufacturing (LSM) sector grew by merely 1.95 percent during the first four months (July-October) of the current fiscal year 2014-15 against the corresponding period of last year. According data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the Quantum Index Number (QIN) of ... Read More »

Mobile phone imports increase by 3.23% to $224.594m in first 4 months of FY 14-15

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) has reported that the imports of mobile phones increased by 3.23 per cent to $224.594 million during the first four months (July-October) of current fiscal year as compared with the $217.568m of the same period last year. In October, the figure stood at $58.596m, a fall of 3.37pc when compared with the same month ... Read More »

July-Oct: Sports goods export up by 8.81pc to $108.366m; football exports soar by 36pc in Oct

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan exported of sports goods worth $108.366 million during four months July-October (2014-15) against the exports of $99.596 million during the corresponding period of last year, showing as increase of 8.81 percent. Similarly on year-on-year basis, exports of football witnessed an increased 36.09 percent in October 2014 to $24.593 million as compared to $18.071 million in October the previous ... Read More »

SPI down 4.02pc, WPI up to 2.74pc: CPI dips to 6-year low of 3.96pc

ISLAMABAD: The falling world oil and food prices pushed down the national inflation rate to a six years low of 3.96 percent in outgoing month of November as compared to the same period last year. According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the November inflation figure is the lowest in last six months since the base year of calculating inflation ... Read More »

Trucks production up by 125.66pc: LSM grows 1.86% in Q1, textile up 1.03%

ISLAMABAD: The Quantum Index Number (QIM) of large scale-manufacturing (LSM) industries increased to 113.25 points during first the first quarter (July-September) of the current fiscal 2014-15 against 111.4 points last year, posting an increase of 1.86 percent growth of large scale manufacturing sector (LSM). According to the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), though the LSM sector’s growth was ... Read More »

$26b exports target in tatters: APTMA rings alarm bells on gas suspension for 4 months

ISLAMABAD: Crippling energy crisis and uncertain political scenario pushed the country’s textile exports by 1.54 percent during July-October (Four months) of the financial year 2014-15. The textile exports stood at $4.6 billion during July-October 2014-2015 as against $4.7 billion in the corresponding period last year, showing a decline of 1.54 percent, according to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS). After ... Read More »

SPI WoW inflation up 0.26% in 17 urban for 53 items despite record decrease in POL by Rs9.43

ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended on November 13, for the combined group increased by 0.26 per cent as compared to the previous week despite record cut in POL prices by Rs 9.43/litre. According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) data, the SPI for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at ... Read More »

Weekly inflation up by 0.26pc, prices of 12 items increase

ISLAMABAD: The Sensitive Price Indicator (SPI) for the week ended on November 13, for the combined group increased by 0.26 per cent as compared to the previous week. According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) data, the SPI for the week under review in the above mentioned group was recorded at 207.26 points against 207.19 points registered in the previous ... Read More »

Rate cut expectations high as SBP sets to unveil Monetary Policy on 15th

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan’s (SBP) board of directors is scheduled to meet on Saturday to fine-tune monetary policy for the next two months set to be unveiled on the same day (Nov 15). Prior to the BoD meeting, the SBP Advisory Committee on Monetary Policy will meet to deliberate on key economic issues and will recommend a decision ... Read More »

$8.81b trade deficit up by 49.37% in 4 months on plunging $7.97b exports & swelling $16.7b imports

KARACHI: Pakistan’s trade deficit has swelled by 49.37 per cent to $8.81 billion from July to October of the current fiscal year as this deficit was $5.90 billion in the corresponding period of previous financial year. As per the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) report, exports of goods to the rest of the world fell to $7.97 billion in first ... Read More »

Trade deficit widens by 49.37pc to $8.81 billion during July-Oct

KARACHI: Pakistan’s trade deficit has swelled by 49.37 per cent to $8.81 billion from July to October of the current fiscal year as this deficit was $5.90 billion in the corresponding period of previous financial year. As per the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) report, exports of goods to the rest of the world fell to $7.97 billion in first ... Read More »