Pakistan Trade Deficit Widens In April


In April, Pakistan trade deficit widened 14.79 percent to 174,836 million Rupees from the 152,311 million Rupees registered in the previous month, as imports increased more than exports.

According to provisional figures compiled by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, in April, exports amounted to 209,441 million Rupees as against 209,274 million Rupees reported in March of 2013 and 202,010 million Rupees in April of 2012. Therefore, showing an increase of 0.08 percent over March of 2013 and of 3.68 percent over April of 2012.
 
In April of 2013, imports were worth 384,277 million Rupees as against 361,585 million Rupees in March of 2013 and 340,480 million Rupees in April of 2012. Therefore, showing an increase of 6.28 percent over March of 2013 and of 12.86 percent over April of 2012.
 
Pakistan´s accumulative trade deficit for the first 10 months (July – April) of the fiscal year 2012-13 declined 6.75 percent yoy to 1,592,266 million Rupees.

Duarte Ricardo | duarte.ricardo@tradingeconomics.com
5/14/2013 9:45:05 AM