Pakistan Balance of Trade 1957-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Pakistan recorded a trade deficit of 148162 PKR Million in February of 2015. Balance of Trade in Pakistan averaged -23191.03 PKR Million from 1957 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 6457 PKR Million in June of 2003 and a record low of -280964 PKR Million in August of 2014. Balance of Trade in Pakistan is reported by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics.

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Pakistan Balance of Trade


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-148162.00 -100609.00 6457.00 -280964.00 1957 - 2015 PKR Million Monthly
Pakistan has been running consistent trade deficit since 2003 mainly due to high imports of energy. Since 2012, China has emerged as Pakistan’s largest trading partner replacing the United States. In recent years, the biggest trade deficits were recorded with China, India, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Malaysia. Pakistan records trade surpluses with the United States, Afghanistan, Germany and United Kingdom. This page provides - Pakistan Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Pakistan Balance of Trade - was last refreshed on Monday, March 30, 2015.


Pakistan Trade Deficit Widens to Record High


Pakistan trade gap increased to PKR 227.6 billion in June of 2014, compared with PKR 153.6 billion in the previous month, due to a surge in imports. It is the highest deficit on record.

Exports fell 4.36 percent month-over-month to PKR 199.6 billion in June of 2014. Shipments of leather tanned fell the most on the month (-14.44 percent), followed by sales of cotton cloth (-13.13 percent) and made up articles (-11.84 percent). 

Imports surged 17.89 percent to PKR 427.2 billion. Imports of petroleum products rose 26.13 percent and accounted for the largest share. Meanwhile, purchases of communication apparatus rose the most in June (+112.73 percent), followed by iron and steel scrap (+27.39 percent). 

Year-on-year, the country’s trade deficit increased 30.8 percent in June, as exports declined 6.86 percent and imports surged 10.0 percent.

Pakistan Bureau of Statistics | Isabel Felino | isabel.felino@tradingeconomics.com
7/29/2014 11:36:17 AM


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Pakistan Trade Deficit Shrinks in May
Pakistan trade gap edged down to PKR 153.6 billion in May of 2014 compared with PKR 209.8 billion in the previous month, as exports increased and imports declined. Published on 2014-06-18

Pakistan Trade Deficit Nearly Doubled in April
Pakistan trade gap widened to PKR 209.7 billion in April of 2014 from PKR 139.1 billion in March of 2014, as exports fell sharply. Published on 2014-05-23


Pakistan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -148162.00 -100609.00 6457.00 -280964.00 PKR Million [+]
Exports 190961.00 207806.00 275483.00 51.00 PKR Million [+]
Imports 339123.00 308415.00 472228.00 96.00 PKR Million [+]
Current Account -770.00 -1647.00 1418.00 -4213.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -1.10 -2.10 4.90 -8.50 percent [+]
External Debt 64338.00 64385.00 66490.00 33172.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 52.24 53.17 94.83 49.17 Index Points [+]
Remittances 4287.00 4695.00 4695.00 906.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 64.43 64.43 65.43 64.39 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 91.00 92.30 95.10 49.77 BBL/D/1K [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 2816.40 2665.30 3184.30 2099.10 USD Million [+]


Balance of Trade Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia -980.00 Jan/15 -503.00 2219.00 -3897.00 AUD Million [+]
Brazil -2841.76 Feb/15 -3173.95 5659.37 -4058.14 USD Million [+]
Canada -2451.00 Jan/15 -1218.00 8524.80 -2902.90 CAD Million [+]
China 606.19 Feb/15 600.30 606.19 -319.71 USD Hundred Million [+]
Euro Area 7943.60 Jan/15 24009.80 24009.80 -16638.00 EUR Million [+]
France -3726.00 Jan/15 -3296.00 2674.00 -7086.00 EUR Million [+]
Germany 15900.00 Jan/15 18900.00 23400.00 -535.91 EUR Million [+]
India -6847.00 Feb/15 -8322.00 258.90 -20210.90 USD Million [+]
Indonesia 738.30 Feb/15 743.50 4641.92 -2329.13 USD Million [+]
Italy 219.00 Jan/15 5741.00 6923.00 -6389.30 EUR Million [+]
Japan -425.00 Feb/15 -1177.50 1608.67 -2795.04 JPY Billion [+]
Mexico 558.30 Feb/15 -3248.00 1710.25 -3292.30 USD Million [+]
Netherlands 5138.00 Jan/15 4891.20 5138.00 -907.60 EUR Million [+]
Russia 15047.00 Jan/15 12927.00 20356.00 -185.00 USD Million [+]
South Korea 7706.30 Feb/15 5362.32 7706.31 -4043.45 USD Million [+]
Spain -2596200.00 Jan/15 -1821800.00 634935.00 -9834766.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Switzerland 2472.61 Feb/15 3409.00 3894.91 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Turkey -4305.31 Jan/15 -8505.55 24.51 -10453.06 USD Million [+]
United Kingdom -616.00 Jan/15 -2142.00 2946.00 -5397.00 GBP Million [+]
United States -41752.00 Jan/15 -45601.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]