Gold imports up by 15.21 in 2 months.

ISLAMABAD -- The gold imports increased by 15.21 percent during the first two months of the current fiscal year as compared to the corresponding period of last year, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) reported.

The gold imports during July-August (2022-23) were recorded at $3.447 million as compared to the imports of $2.992 million during July-August (2021-22), according to the data.

In terms of quantity, Pakistan imported 51 kilograms of gold during the months under review as compared to the imports of 52 kilograms last year, showing negative growth of 1.92 percent.

Meanwhile on year-on-year basis, the gold imports into the country witnessed an increase of 8.55 percent as these were recorded at $2.426 million in August 2022 against the imports of $2.325 million in August 2021.

In terms of quantity, the imports of the commodity declined by 10.26 percent, from 39 kilograms in August 2021 to 35 kilograms in August 2022.

Meanwhile, on month-on-month basis, the gold imports during August 2022 increased by 137.61 percent when compared to the imports of $1.021 million in July 2022.

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