ISLAMABAD (APP) - Exports from Pakistan during September, were recorded at Rs.137,319 million as against Rs.117,685 million in August, last, showing an increase of 16.68 percent. As against the same month of the last financial year, exports during the September 2008 increased by 52.55 percent. Exports were recorded at Rs.90,014 million during September, 2007, according to provisional figures released by Federal Board of Revenue. Exports during July-September, 2008 totalled Rs.389,507 million as against Rs.267,520 million during the corresponding period of last year showing an increase of 45.60 percent. Main commodities of exports during September, 2008 were Cotton cloth (Rs.14,166 million), Knitwear (Rs.13,190 million), Bedwear (Rs.12,451 million), Rice basmati (Rs.8,078 million), Cotton yarn (Rs.7,922 million), Readymade garments (Rs.7,713 million), Rice others (Rs.6,168 million) Art, silk & synthetic textile (Rs.5,514 million), Petroleum products (excl Top Naphta) (Rs.4,989 million) and Towels (Rs.4,743 million). On the other hand, the imports during the month under review grew by 14.22 percent as against August 2008. The imports during September 2008 amounted to Rs.293,760 million as against Rs.257,186 million in August, 2008. As against the imports of Rs.165,835 million during September, the imports during the month under review showed an increase of 77.14 percent. Imports during July-September, 2008 totalled Rs.801,532 million (provisional) as against Rs.487,547 million during the corresponding period of last year showing an increase of 64.40 percent. Main commodities of imports during September, 2008 were Petroleum products (Rs.51,141 million), Petroleum crude (Rs.50,653 million), Wheat unmilled (Rs.17,385 million) Palm oil (Rs.12,965 million), Power generating machinery (Rs.10,984 million), Fertilizer manufactured (Rs.9,227 million), Plastic materials (Rs.8,746 million), Electrical machinery and apparatus (Rs.6,952 million), Iron & steel (Rs.6,168 million) and Other Apparatus (Telecom) ( Rs.5,314 million). Meanwhile,  Pakistan during the current fiscal year will export rice valued $3 billion. Talking to a private TV channel, Rice Exporters Association of Pakistan (REAP)'s newly- elected chairman Rahim Janoo said that not only the exports of rice have increased, but also important decisions were being made relating to the rising prices of rice and combating hoarding and smuggling. He said that the setting up of rice technical training schools and rice division 2020 program were also under consideration of the Association.