Exports fell 1.68 percent over February to PKR 223.8 billion, but rose 6.7 percent year-on-year.
Year-on-year, sales of petroleum top naphta surged 100 percent, while those of cotton cloth rose marginally by 0.45 percent and exports of cotton yarn fell 12 percent. On a monthly basis, rice sales fell 23.6 percent.
Imports contracted 4 percent over February to PKR 362.9 billion and rose marginally 0.37 percent on a yearly basis.
Purchases of petro products fell 29.95 percent yoy and 22 percent mom and imports of raw cotton decreased 31.6 percent yoy and 22.8 percent mom. Purchases of medical products declined 23.6 percent over a year earlier, but rose 5.61 percent over February.