(APP) – Pakistan earned US $258 million by providing different transport services in various countries during the first four months of current financial year (2019-20) as compared to the corresponding period of the last year.
This shows decrease of 5.18 percent as compared to US $272.100 million earned through provision of services during the corresponding period of fiscal year (2018-19), the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) reported.
During the period under review, the exports of air transport witnessed decrease of 1.27 percent by going down from US $236.030 million last year to US $233.030 million during July-October (2019-20).
Among the air transport services, the exports of passengers services however increased by 15.30 percent, from US $132.260 million to US $152.490 million, whereas the exports of freight services also grew by 17.69 percent, from US $5.880 million to US $6.920 million.
The exports of sea transport services declined by 45.47 percent, by going down from US $16.670 million last year to US $9.090 million this year.
Among the sea transport services, the exports of freight services witnessed decrease of 11.55 percent by declining from US $5.800 million last year to US $5.130 million whereas the exports of other sea transport services also decreased by 63.57 percent from US $10.870 million to US $3.960 million this year, the PBS data revealed.
Meanwhile, the exports of road transport services during the period under review witnessed a decline of 21.03 percent by going down from US $17.930 million to US $14.160 million during this year, it added.
Among the road transport services, the exports of freight services decreased by 7.45 percent, from US $15.300 million to US $14.160 million during current year, while the export of postal and courier services witnessed increase of 17.01 percent, from US $1.470 million to US $1.720 million, the data revealed.