Pakistan witnesses highest-ever Kinnow exports in FY20-21

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Pakistan Targets $210 Million Through Kinnow Exports This Season

Pakistan has attained a new record by exporting 460,000 metric tonnes of Kinnow during the year 2020-21. 

This is the highest ever exported volume by the country in history. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for Kinnow surged significantly.

The surge was attributed to Kinnow’s therapeutic features that play a vital role in strengthening the human immune system and safeguarding against the deadly disease (Covid-19).

According to details, during the export season that concluded in April 2021, Pakistan exported 460,000 metric tonnes of Kinnow to 40 countries.This was 30% higher than the last year’s export volume of 353,000 tonnes.

Meanwhile, foreign exchange earned via exports was recorded at $253 million.

According to the data shared by All Pakistan Exporters, Importers & Merchants Association (PFVA), the export target of Kinnow for the year 2020-21 was 350,000 tonnes, expected to fetch $210 million for the country.

It is pertinent to note that the estimated value of Pakistan’s Kinnow industry is ₨. 125 billion.

Nevertheless, the industry faces numerous challenges, including outdated orchards having less resistance against various diseases, low-quality seeds, problems of poor cosmetic look, limited varieties, and a short export window season of three to four months.

The current export of Pakistani Kinnow can be increased to a billion dollars within a few years by implementing the policy, as highlighted in the Horticulture Vision-203.

What are your views on this? Share with us in the comments below.

  • Genetically Modified Kinnow. Farmers will be dependent on foreign companies to buy the seeds. Any future sanction on Pakistan will also include no more Kinnow seeds.


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