ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 4th Augst,2016) : Domestic production of vegetable ghee and cooking oil witnessed 5.05 percent and 5.78 percent increase during eleven months of last financial year as compared to the production of corresponding period of last year. During the period from July-May, 2015-16 about 1,134,290 tons of vegetableghee were produced as compared to the production of 1,079,812 tons of same period of last financial year, said data of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.
Meanwhile, cooking oil production also increased by 5.78 percent as about 353,561 tones of cooking oil were produced during the period under review as compared to the production of 334,240 tones of same period of last year. During the period under review, local production of tea blended grew by 17.26 percent as it was recorded at 127,477 tones as against the prouction of 108,711 metric tons of eleven months of the year 2014-15.
However, from July-May, 2015-16, wheat and grain milling witnessed negativegrowth of 3.97 percent as it came down from 5,529,916 tones to 5,310,229 tones in July-May, 2015-16. The production of soft drinks witnessed 4.46 percent growth in last eleven months as about 2,467,763 thousand liters were produced as compared to the 2,362,367 thousand liters. In eleven months of last financial year, the local production of juices,syrups and squashes also grew by 2.72 percent and about 3303,233 thousand liters of the above mention commodities were produced as compared to the production of 295,194 thousand tons of same period of last financial year.