ISLAMABAD  - The exports of fruits from the country increased by 44.64 per cent during the first quarter of current fiscal year against the same period of last year.

The overall fruit exports during July-September (2013-14) were recorded at $92.027m against $63.624m in July-Sept (2012-13), according to the PBS. In rupees term, the fruit exports increased from Rs.6,011 million last year to Rs.9,473 million, showing an increase of 57.59 per cent.

Meanwhile, on year-on-year basis, the exports of fruit increased  by 63.33 per cent in September 2013 when compared to the exports of September 2012.

The fruit exports during September 2013 were recorded at $33.169 million against $20.308 in September 2012.

On month-on-month basis, the exports of fruits during September 2013 increased by 19.59 per cent when compared to $27.736 million in August 2013, the PBS data revealed.