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  • Mashood Khan says put up coronavirus lockdown, the state of affairs was but to show regular as the worth of the key uncooked materials is growing.
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KARACHI: An over 50% enhance within the costs of plastic granule within the final three months has led to a rise in the price of auto elements manufacturing inflicting a major lower within the income of the small and medium merchandising corporations, trade officers advised The Information.

Former chairman of Pakistan Affiliation of Automotive Components and Equipment Producers (PAAPAM) Mashood Khan advised the publication that plastic granule, a serious uncooked materials for them, has seen a rise within the value of over 50%.

Khan stated that the speed of the product varies, saying a kilogram is obtainable for Rs2,500, Rs3,000. He added that the worth varies because the product is available in varied classes. 

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On account of a rise within the costs, the spare elements trade is struggling, as their orders are declining owing to the upper charges being transferred on to the buyer.

The director of Mehran Industrial Enterprises stated small and medium enterprises had been going by means of a survival interval triggered by the coronavirus lockdown. He added that the state of affairs was but to show regular as the worth of the key uncooked materials is growing.

“When the lockdown was over, there were issues of shipping and logistics. The material was not available but we faced it. However, now prices of raw material are being increased by three to four times in a month,” he stated. 

“From February 1 till mid of March, prices have increased thrice,” he advised the publication.

The small and medium enterprise sector principally purchases the uncooked materials from the native market and only a few of them are imported.

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Throughout the points associated to the delivery line when ships weren’t arriving, uncooked materials provide for plastic granule additionally obtained affected.

Speaking concerning the auto coverage, Khan stated the federal government had given licences to twenty new corporations of which, round 4 massive gamers have arrived.

“Government objective was achieved successfully with their arrival, whereas, parts manufacturers have yet to get benefit from it,” deplored Khan.

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