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Pakistan Cannot Pay for All of Its Imports

Created on June 30, 2015

Pakistan Cannot Pay for All of Its Imports


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Read the original report, "Pakistan’s Economic Disarray and How to Fix It," by James M. Roberts and Huma Sattar.

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In 2013, Pakistan had only enough foreign- exchange reserve currencies (dollars, euros, etc.) on deposit in its central bank to pay for about one month of its imports.

Source: World Bank, “Total Reserves in Months of Imports,” http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/FI.RES.TOTL.MO (accessed June 5, 2015).

CHART 2 • SR 172

Tags: Economics, Pakistan, Energy, Debt, Corruption