A general view of sea port in Karachi, Pakistan on January 11, 2023. — AFP 

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s export of travel services grew by 86.99% to $935 million in the first 11 months of the fiscal year 2022-23 as compared to $500 million in the preceding year. 

According to the data issued by the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), the country earned $935.172 million by providing different travel services in various countries in 2022-23. 

During the period under review, personal travel services increased by 86.48%, from $497.560 million last year to $927.872 million during July-May 2023.

Among the personal services, the exports of health-related expenditure surged by 33.02% to $4.190 million from $3.150 million while the education-related expenditure also rose by 3.64% from $10.170 million to $10.540 million.

Meanwhile, the PBS data revealed that the exports of business services grew by 184.05%, from $2.570 million to $7.300 million.

The exports of services from the country witnessed an increase of 2.78% during the fiscal year 2022-23 as compared to the corresponding period of last year, it added.

The exports of services during July-June from 2022-23 were recorded at $7,300.13 million against the exports of $7,102.35 million during the same period of last year.

The imports of the country witnessed a decline of 38.04%, falling from $12,942.46 million last year to $8,019.58 million during the period under review.

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