ISLAMABAD (APP) - Imports of palm oil into the country decreased by 32.99 percent during the first three months of current financial year as against the imports recorded during the corresponding period of last year. Palm oil imports were recorded at US$.253.373 million during July-September, 2009-10 as against the imports of US$.419.188 million registered during July-September, 2008-09, according to Federal Bureau of Statistics. Palm oil imports during the month of September 2009 declined by 10.10 percent as compared to the imports of the commodity in August. Imports of the oil during the month under review were recorded at US$.86.848 million as against US$.96.603 million recorded in August. As compared to palm oil imports of US$.168.017 million oil during the same month of last financial year, imports during September declined by 48.31 percent. On the other hand, imports of soya bean oil during the first three months of current financial year registered negative growth of 86.32 percent by declining from US$.419.188 million in 2008-09 to US$.253.373 million in first three months current financial year. During September, soya bean imports registered negative growth of 78.51 percent as compared to the imports of August. Imports of the commodity during September were recorded at $.0.205 million as against imports of 5.521 million recorded during August. As compared to the imports of 6.913 million recorded during September last, soya bean imports during September registered negative growth of 97.03 percent.