Economic Analysis of Apple Orchards Production in District Mastung Balochistan Pakistan

Sanaullah Noonari


Balochistan has the largest area under fruits in Pakistan as nearly one million tons of fruits are annually produced from 0.23 million hectares and production is 32.6 percent. Mastung district of Balochistan province is the centre of apple production on Pakistan’s. Mastung has over other apple producing regions is the ability to produce highly colored apples due to the cool evening temperatures in late summer and the fall combined with good light diffusion. Farming experience of Apple growers up to 10 years; they had 41.66%, 11-20 years of apple farming experience had 13.33%, 21-30 years of apple farming experience possessed 25.00% of apple farming. Similarly, farmers with more than 30 years of apple farming experience had 20.00% of apple farming. An average per acre apple growers spent for rent of land Rs. 42800.00 in district Mastung Balochistan during the 2013. the Rs. 19351.50 on an average per/acre area of labour input which includes Rs. 1322.00 on Irrigation, Thinning Rs. 1761.33, Weeding Rs. 700.00, Chemicals /Spray trees Rs. 672.96, soaking Rs.613.58, Machine operating costs Rs. 5600.00, Paint trees Rs. 954.00, Application of FYM, Rs. 689.88, picked fruit/Cutting/ harvesting, Rs. 1897.02 and Miscellaneous Rs. 5140.73 respectively in the study area. that each selected apple grower of Mastung on an average per acre of apple spent a sum of Rs. 34771.00 that included Rs. 4471.42, Rs. 4133.45, and Rs. 5250.00 Rs. 8457.65 Rs.3871.42 Rs. 5239.83 Rs. 2114.45 and Rs. 1233.83 on Irrigate: (water) , F.Y.M, Fertilizer/ Urea, Insecticide/Pesticides, Packing Material, Fuel - Diesel , Spray machine , Machinery repair    respectively. the selected apple grower in Mustang Balochistan area on average per acre spent a total cost of production of Rs. 120094.84 during 2013 this included Rs. 42800.00, 21690.58, Rs.34771.00 and Rs. 20834.26 on fixed cost, labour costs marketing costs respectively on capital inputs. Apple growers in Mastung Balochistan area on revenue per acre earned of Rs. 268800.00 that obtained by the grower of apple. An average per acre earned during study, Rs. 148705.00 on net income, Rs. 268800.00 on gross income and Rs. 120094.58 on total expenditure in the Mastung Balochistan. the selected apple growers on an net income per acre earned Rs. 148705.00 and total expenditure  Rs. 120094.58 in Mastung Balochistan  area therefore they availed input output ratio of 1:1.23 from apple growing in the study area.

Keywords: Apple, cost, fruit yield, labor, net returns, and cost-benefit ratio.

Full Text: PDF
Download the IISTE publication guideline!

To list your conference here. Please contact the administrator of this platform.

Paper submission email:

ISSN (Paper)2222-1905 ISSN (Online)2222-2839

Please add our address "" into your email contact list.

This journal follows ISO 9001 management standard and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Copyright ©