ISLAMABAD : The gold imports into the country fell by 7.48pc in July-August (2012-13) as compared to the same period of last year. The imports of gold during the period under review remained $18.8 million against the imports of $20.32 million during the same period of previous year. According the data of PBS, the overall imports of metal group edged down by 0.67 per cent during first two months of current fiscal year against the same period of last year. The metal imports remained $454.752 million during July-August (2012-13) against imports of $457.816 million during first two months of last fiscal year.

Imports of iron and steel scrap registered a growth of 18.28 percent during the period under review. Iron and steel scrap imports into the country were recorded at $116.555 million in July-August (2012-13) against imports of $98.538 million during July-August (2011-12).