Pakistan capitalising on record maize production.

Output of maize has exceeded 6m tonnes for the first time in the country. This is going to boost both local sales and exports of corn and corn-based products. Pakistan produced 6.13m tonnes of maize in FY17, up 16.3pc from last year 5.271m tonnes. Whereas the area under cultivation increased to 1.334m hectares from 1.191m hectares in FY16, the crop’s yield also went up to 4,595kg per hectare from 4,426kg per hectare.