Pakistan vegetable imports increase

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Pakistan vegetable imports increase

Imports of Indian vegetables to Pakistan have increased to a daily value of almost $200m, according to latest figures

Pakistan vegetable imports increase

Imports of Indian vegetables to Pakistan, including onions, are increasing year on year

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The Ministry of National Food Security and Research has found that Pakistan’s vegetable imports from India have increased to almost $200m a day, reports the Business Recorder.

According to the news site, agriculture inputs are cheaper in India, with electricity costs for Indian farmers heavily subsidised. Fertiliser and diesel costs are also significantly cheaper, leaving Pakistan heavily reliant on its neighbour for vegetable imports.

The findings were reported to Pakistan's Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC), which found that agriculture costs are much cheaper in India, leaving Pakistan heavily reliant on its neighbour for vegetable imports.

According to the news site, fertiliser and diesel costs are significantly cheaper in India compared to Pakistan, and electricity costs are heavily subsidised in the Indian agriculture industry.

 

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