KARACHI: The country has achieved its kinno export target for 2010-11 by exporting about 300,000 tons of the commodity, according to Harvest Tradings CEO Ahmad Jawad. Kinno is the most exportable fruit of Pakistan and 32.5 per cent of total exports is being made to the Middle East alone, followed by Indonesia (22.5 per cent), Philippines (16 per cent), Sri Lanka (11.6 per cent) and remaining 17.4 per cent to other markets of the world, but this year a huge quantity of kinno was exported to Afghanistan, which raised the price of fruit in the local market. Similarly, fruit production also has tremendous potential, Jawad said. Pakistan last year exported agriculture products worth Rs288.18 billion, including food grains, vegetables, fruits, tobacco, fisheries products, spices and livestock.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 29th, 2011.
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