ISLAMABAD: Cotton yarn production has registered a growth of 1.42 percent during the last financial year when compared to the production in the same period of last year.
Around 3,121,374 tonnes of cotton yarn were produced during July-May, 2015-16, which is a significant increase from 3,077,609 tonnes produced during the same period of last year, according to the data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics. Meanwhile, cotton cloth production also increased from an output of 950.350 square meters of cotton cloth by 0.30 percent to 953.183 square meters this year.
Domestic production of vegetable ghee and cooking oil also registered respective increases of 5.05 percent and 5.78 percent during the last financial year when compared to the production of the corresponding period of last year.
Nearly 1,134,290 tonnes of vegetable ghee were produced during July-May, 2015-16 while 1,079,812 tonnes were produced during the same period of last financial year. Cooking oil production also increased by 5.78 percent from an output of 334,240 tonnes last year to 353,561 tonnes of cooking oil produced during the period under review.
An increase of almost 17.26 percent was also reported in the production of tea blended, which grew from 108,711 metric tonnes last year to as much as 127,477 tonnes at present.
Nevertheless, wheat and grain milling witnessed a negative growth of 3.97 percent as output contracted from 5,529,916 tonnes last year to 5,310,229 tonnes in July-May, 2015-16.
Meanwhile, the production of soft drinks also grew by 4.46 percent in the last eleven months as about 2,467,763 thousand litres were produced when compared to the 2,362,367 thousand litres manufactured previously.
During the last financial year, the local production of juices, syrups and squashes also grew by 2.72 percent and about 3303,233 thousand litres of the above-mentioned commodities were produced, when compared to the output of 295,194 thousand tonnes during the last financial year.
Source: Daily Times