Chief Editor: Ansar Mahmood Bhatti

Ghee, oil manufacturing increase 2.80pc, 3.19pc in 11 months

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ISLAMABAD, JUL 20 (DNA) – Domestic production of vegetable ghee and cooking oil during 11 months of previous financial year (2016- 17) increased by 2.80 percent and 3.19 percent respectively as compared the production of the corresponding period of last year. According the computation of quantum index numbers of large scale manufacturing industries, about 1.186 million ton of vegetable ghee produced during the period from July-May, 2016-17 as compared the production of 1.136 million of same period of last year.

During the period under review, 358,413 tons of cooking oil produced as compared the production of 347,322 tons of same period last year, it added.

On month on month basis, vegetable ghee and cooking oil production in the country grew by 4.12 percent and 11.66 percent respectively in month of May, 2017 as compared the same month of last year, it added.

During the month of May, 2017 local vegetable ghee manufacturing was recorded at 106,379 tons as compared the production of 102,169 tons of same month last year.

Meanwhile, local production of cooking oil increased by 11 percent in May, 2017 and was recorded at 35,976 metric tons as against 32,220 tons of same month last year.

During 11 months of previous year, production of blended tea grew by 7.63 percent and it was recorded at 137,516 metric tons as compared the production of 127,786 tons of same period last year, the data added.

In May 2017, about 13,331 tons of blended tea produced as against the production of 10,998 metric tons of same month of previous financial year, it added.

However, the data reveled that domestic wheat and grain milling decreased by 4.26 percent and was recorded at 5.064 million ton as against 5.310 million tons of same period last year.