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Pakistan's rice exports record growth of 10 pc

21 January, 2014

ISLAMABAD: Former Chairman of Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP), Javed Ali Ghauri said that rice export of Pakistan has been increased by 10 per cent during the current fiscal year, Our Sources reported on Sunday.

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ISLAMABAD: Former Chairman of Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP), Javed Ali Ghauri said that rice export of Pakistan has been increased by 10 per cent during the current fiscal year, Our Sources reported on Sunday.

Javed Ghauri said rise in the price of brown rice by India has provided Pakistan an opportunity to handsomely increase its brown rice exports to EU countries as its commodity is relatively cheaper.

He said the country in past six months July to December of current fiscal year 2013 has already exported approximately 52,000 tonnes of the said variety to EU countries and now due to duty-free access to these markets it can export 250,000 tonnes more.

Furthermore, following a successful visit to China, a potential rice market, REAP is hoping the rice exports will boost to 1 million tones, which was 0.5 million tonnes during last fiscal year.

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