Karachi, May 26: The country is known for exporting terrorists and arms but Pakistan has made the headlines this time for exporting mangoes, 2,200 tonnes of them, that fetched it $ 1.1 million since the beginning of the export season on May 20.
According to a report published in the Dawn, sources in All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchant Association said Pakistan's mangoes were going to countries like Saudi Arabia, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan, Oman, the CIS countries and others.
It was also said that the fruit was being exported at the rate of $500 per tonne this season compared to $250 per tonne last season.
The body said that exporters are helpful that mango shipments would cross 100,000 tonnes fethcing $60 million compared to 94,000 fetching $48 million last year, the report added.
Mango yields in Pakistan are expected to touch 1.8 million tonnes this year.
Meanwhile in India, the All India Mango Growers' Association said in March that export of the fruit from India is likely to fall this year by 25-30 per cent. The fall was 25 per cent in the last fiscal.
Unseasonal rain and hail during the flowering season have had a bad effect on the crop.