Pakistan has received first onion export order of more than 300 tons from Bangladesh after nearly 15 years. This is after an Indian ban on Bangladesh to avert price hike in domestic markets. At least 12 containers of onions are being exported to Bangladesh and more will follow. The onion trade was also agreed on in government-to-government talks. The shipment value from Pakistan will be around $600/ton.
A local trader, however, fears a further rise in onion prices in the local market due to exports.