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Pakistan buys nearly 3 tons of Gold

# Pakistan gold  # jewelry exports  # Pakistan Bureau of Statistics  

Gold imports in March 2013 stood at $15.531 million against the imports of $22.322 million in March 2012 and $20.251 million in February 2013 respectively.

NEW DELHI(BullionStreet): Pakistan imported nearly three tons of gold in first nine months of current fiscal year, up 33.49 percent from same period last year.

According to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), country imported 2,942 kilogram of yellow metal worth of $159.172 million compared to the import of 2,236 kg valuing $119.239m during same period of last year.

On month on month basis the gold imports in March 2013 registered a decrease of 30.42pc and 23.24pc when compared to the imports in March 2012 and Feb 2013 respectively.

Gold imports in March 2013 stood at $15.531 million against the imports of $22.322 million in March 2012 and $20.251 million in February 2013 respectively.

The overall imports of metal group, registered an increase of 18.11 per cent during July-March (2012-13) against the same period of last year.

The metal imports in to the country during the period under review were recorded at $2.402 billion against imports of $2.033 billion during same period of last year.

On month on month basis, the metal group imports in March 2013 surged by 52.26 percent and 25.35 percent when compared to the imports in March, 2012 and February 2013 respectively.

The imports of the metal group in to the country increased from $210.85 in March 2012 and $256.112 in February 2013 to $321.046 in March 2013.

The imports of all other metal and articles were recorded at $466.802 million during the period under review against the imports of $422.13 million in last year posting a growth of 10.58 percent.

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