Pakistan’s oil and food import bill surged 73% to $14.97 billion in the July-December period compared with $8.67 billion a year ago, Dawn reported, saying the jump was due to higher international prices and a massive depreciation of the rupee.
The share of these products in the total import bill also rose to 37% during the six-month period, data released by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics showed.
Read the full report: Dawn.
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