Desi Back to Desh

Between airports, airplanes and transit lounges

Rupee dollar parity – two

As per Ansar’s request, here is a breakdown of our imports for December 2008. All figures in ‘000 US$.

Food Groups

  

236,176

 

Machinery

 

486,280

 

Mobile phones

 

  

10,149

Transport

 

107,040

 

Petrochemicals

 

403,592

 

Textiles

 

132,305

 

All others

  

761,520

 
       
   

2,126,913

 

 

If numbers like these excite you, you should take a look at the Federal Bureau of Statistics website. They have done and carry on doing a great job on the data collection and distribution front. Ten years ago when I had just started at Columbia and was looking for information on the Pakistani economy, there was nothing available. Today FSB collates and tracks trends on a month to month and year on year basis.

 

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