Here is the list of Pakistan’s Top 10 Imports

Import

In 2017, Pakistan imported US$57.4 billion worth of goods from all around the globe, up by 31.2% since 2013 and up by 22.2% from 2016 to 2017.

From a central perspective, suppliers in Asia provide 74.2% of total Pakistani imported goods. Others are from Europe (12.7%), North America (6.2%), Africa (3.9%) and Latin America and the Caribbean (1.6%).

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The following product groups represent the highest dollar value in Pakistan’s import purchases during 2017.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: US$13.7 billion (23.9% of total imports)
  2. Machinery including computers: $6.9 billion (11.9%)
  3. Electrical machinery, equipment: $4.7 billion (8.3%)
  4. Iron, steel: $3.4 billion (6%)
  5. Vehicles: $2.7 billion (4.6%)
  6. Organic chemicals: $2.4 billion (4.1%)
  7. Animal/vegetable fats, oils, waxes: $2.4 billion (4.1%)
  8. Plastics, plastic articles: $2.3 billion (4%)
  9. Oil seeds: $1.4 billion (2.4%)
  10. Vegetables: $981.2 million (1.7%)

Pakistan’s top 10 imports accounted for 71.1% of the overall value of its product purchases from other countries. Imported mineral fuels including oil had the fastest-growing increase in value among the top 10 import categories, up by 43.9% from 2016 to 2017.
In second place for improving import sales were oil seeds, up by 33.5%. Pakistani imports of vehicles delivered the third-fastest gain up by 26.8% while imported iron and steel improved by 24.1%.

The following table displays Pakistan’s most in-demand imported goods, their value and change in value during 2017.

1 Processed petroleum oils $7.4 billion +28.9%
2 Crude oil $3.1 billion +58.1%
3 Palm oil $2.1 billion +23.2%
4 Petroleum gases $1.9 billion +83.2%
5 Iron or steel scrap $1.5 billion +41.1%
6 Cars $1.4 billion +38.2%
7 Phone system devices including smartphones $1.3 billion +7.1%
8 Coal, solid fuels made from coal $1.1 billion +103%
9 Dried shelled vegetables $850.8 million +21.8%
10 Cotton (uncarded, uncombed) $761.5 million +31.2%


These imported goods were worth a subtotal of US$50.5 billion or 87.9% by value for all products imported into Pakistan during 2017.

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