KATHMANDU, Jan 14: The total merchandise import increased by 59.5 percent to Rs 838.41 billion in the first five months of the current Fiscal Year 2021/22.

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Imports have skyrocketed amid declining remittance inflows to the country and declining dollar reserves. Compared to last year, imports have increased by 63.73 percent in the first three months of the current Fiscal Year. Trade deficit has increased by 58 percent to Rs 413 billion.