Upto $7m fruits, veges export orders expected

STAFF REPORT KHI: Around $5 to $7 million export orders for fruits and vegetable are expected before the end of 4-day 9th Expo Pakistan 2015 being held at Expo Centre Karachi.

Waheed Ahmed, Chairman FPCCI Standing Committee on Fruits and Vegetable Exports and Co-chairman All Pakistan Fruits and Vegetable Importers, Exporters and Merchants Association, said fruits and vegetable exports was increasing around 15 percent every year and this rate would be higher in future.

Last year export from this sector was $625 million, which is expected to touch $1.5 billion in next three years and this will touch figure of $6 billion in next 10 years, he opined.

He said delegates mainly from South America and Africa have shown great interest. However follow-ups and exchange of delegations were needed to properly introduce Pakistani fruits and vegetable in international market.

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