Herat Exports $16 Million Worth of Cumin Worldwide

Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment says Herat exported 9,857 tonnes of green cumin and 94 tonnes of black cumin to various countries this year.

Compared to last year’s 2,540 tonnes of green cumin and 20 tonnes of black cumin, this year’s exports were are up by 80%.

The spice was exported to Kazakhstan, Germany, the US, UAE, Turkey, Sweden, Austria, Bangladesh, Iran, Kuwait, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

Herat harvested 5,000 tonnes of cumin this year, indicating a 10% increase from last year’s 4,000 tonnes.

16 / January 2021