According to official sources, India is followed by USA and UK that imported dried dates of Rs51.707 million and Rs51.980 million, respectively.
Other countries that imported dried dates from Pakistan during the period included Australia (Rs11.695 million), Bangladesh (Rs19.885 million), Canada (Rs16.670 million), Japan (Rs9.834 million), Saudi Arabia (Rs2.035 million), South Africa (Rs1.345 million).
Turkey also imported dates worth Rs2.647 million whereas UAE, Rs2.677 million, Qatar 0.213 million and Malaysia Rs.0.264 million.
On the other hand the major importer of fresh dates during 2010-11 was United States of America that imported 2,757,199 kilograms of dates, worth Rs237.049 million against the imports of 1,585,415 kilograms worth Rs113.529 million last year, according to data compiled by Ministry of Commerce.
This was followed by United Kingdom that imported fresh dates of Rs119.077 million during the period under review against the imports of Rs47.587 million last year.