ISLAMABAD, Aug 26 (APP): The export of surgical goods and medical instruments from the country during the first month of current financial year increased by 17.57 percent as compared to same month of last year. In month of July, 2013 surgical goods and medical instruments worth US$ 30.814 million exported as compared to the exports of US$ 26.210 million recorded in July 2012, said the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
Meanwhile, the exports of chemicals and pharma products increased by 66. 51 percent and reached at US$ 106.02 million in last month which was recorded at US$ 63.67 million during the same month of last financial year.
During the period under review, exports of pharmaceutical products grew by 5.76 percent and country earned US$ 14.68 million by exporting the different pharmaceutical products as compared to US$ 12.04 million of same period last year, it added.
In month of July, cutlery goods worth US$ 7.25 million exported from the country which were recorded at US$ 7.23 million in same month of last financial year showing an increase of 0.25 percent,the data revealed.
The export of onyex manufactured registered growth in start of new financial year as it grew by 180.27 percent as about 449 metric tons of the product costing US$ 1.264 million exported against the last year’s exports of 212 metric tons worth US$ 0.45 million, it added.
About 23,224 metric tons of plastic materials valuing US$ 31.85 million exported in month of July, 2013 as compared 25,789 metric tons worth US$ 33.170 million exported in same month of last year.
The other chemicals exports from the country during the period under review jacked up by 232.74 percent and reached at US$ 61.42 million in the first month of current financial year as compared to US$ 18.46 million in the same month of last financial year, the data added.