Tag: Tonnes

Malaysia to ship back hundreds of tonnes of plastic waste

KUALA LUMPUR: Hundreds of tonnes of imported plastic waste will be shipped back to where it came from, Malaysia said Tuesday, insisting the country...

Urea up173%, DAP 269%

With Kharif season in full swing, total urea off-take of the country witnessed a massive jump of 173%MoM (109%YoY) to stand at 1.02mn tonnes...

500 million tons of coal reserves found in Punjab: Shahbaz

As many as 500 million tons of coal reserves coal have been found in Punjab that would help stir the country out...

Govt to import 1.2 million tonnes of Urea for Rabi

The government has assessed the urea shortage of 1.2 million tonnes for the upcoming Rabi season and Ministry of Industry will approach the Economic...

Pakistan’s annual LPG demand seen rising to 10,000 tonnes

As the government re-enters, the highly lucrative Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) business, Pakistan’s annual demand for LPG is expected to jump to 10,000 tonnes...

Pakistan produces 937.000 tonnes of fish

Pakistan produced about 937 thousand tonnes of fish in 2010-11, from which about 50 per cent of the total fish production is consumed locally....

Rice exports target for 2011-12 set at 4.6m tonnes

The delegation of Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP) held a meeting with Zafar Mahmood, Federal Secretary Commerce, Ministry of Commerce at Trade Development...

2 million tonnes of wheat wasted

Nearly two million tonnes of wheat in Punjab government stocks carried forward from previous years has become a heavy burden on the provincial kitty,...

First ship with 25,000 tonnes urea reaching on Monday

The first ship carrying 25,000 tonnes of urea fertiliser will anchor at Gwadar Port on Monday, sources in Trading Corporation of Pakistan said. Saudi Arabia...

We are 19,572 tonnes cleaner since Friday!

At least 19,572 tonnes of garbage were removed from various areas of the metropolis to be dumped at landfill sites in Jam Chakro and...

Pakistan to export 2m tonnes of wheat this year

Pakistan will export another two million tons of wheat this year out of the country’s total production of 24.2 million tons for the current...

Wheat procurement touches 3.828m tonnes

Wheat procurement campaign across the country for 2011-12 is now in full swing as provincial food departments and official grains procurement agency PASSCO has...

All set to harvest 24.2m tonnes: officials

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan is all set to harvest a bumper wheat crop of 24.4 million tonnes from the wheat crop sown over 8.8 million hectares acreage, says the second estimate of the crop issued by the provinces to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. According to the report, Punjab would be producing 18.2 million tonnes of wheat from acreage of 6.68 million hectares, Sindh 4.2 million tonnes from 1.14 million hectares, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa 1.1 million tonnes from 0.74 million hectares

‘Bumper wheat crop of over 24m tonnes expected’

ISLAMABAD - Bumper wheat harvest of over 24 million tonnes is expected during the current crop season in comparison to 22 million tonnes required for domestic consumption. Wheat Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MinFA) Development Commissioner Dr Shakeel Ahmad Khan has said that crop harvesting was in full swing in Sindh where over 115,000 tonnes of the commodity has been procured.
He informed that the harvesting has also started in Punjab Province where as the procurement

0.8m tonnes of wheat sold for export

LAHORE - The Punjab Food Department has sold over 0.8 million tonnes of wheat for export while agreements have been signed for the sale of more wheat to exporters. Out of 6.6 million tonnes wheat in stocks from procurement of 2010-11, the Punjab Food Department has so far sold over four million tonnes of wheat helping the department to pay back the loans against it and creating room for the storage of wheat to be procured in current season.
Provincial Food Minister Chaudhry

Sugar output estimate hiked up to 4.1 mln tonnes

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan is estimated to have produced 4.1 million tonnes of sugar from the 2010/11 crop, industry officials said on Wednesday, adding there was no need to import the sweetener this year, given ample stocks.
The new estimate is up nearly 400,000 tonnes from the previous projection despite initial fears that output would fall because of massive summer floods in 2010 that damaged several crops, including sugarcane.
"Sugar output from the 2010/11 crop has reached

ECC allows export of 200,000 tonnes of wheat

ISLAMABAD - The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet, on Monday, allowed the Pakistan Agriculture Storage and Supplies Corporation (PASSCO) to sell 200,000 tonnes of wheat for export, disallowed institutional investment in the national savings schemes and set up a committee to decide on a subsidy worth Rs 4.6 billion to farmers on 225,000 tonnes of imported urea.
The ECC meeting was held under the chairmanship of Finance Minister Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on Monday.