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ISLAMABAD – The tea imports into the country witnessed an increase of 9.04 percent during the first 10 months of the current fiscal year as against the corresponding period of last year.

According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the tea imports during July-April (2017-18) were recorded at $492.982 million against the imports of $452.112 million during July-April (2016-17).

In terms of quantity, the tea imports, however, witnessed the negative growth of 4.32 percent by declining from imports of 170,987 metric tons last year to 163,598 metric tons during the current fiscal year.

According to PBS data, the overall food imports into the country during the period under review witnessed an increase of 2.32 percent.