Afghanistan’s Exports Increase By 30%

Kabul: The Ministry of Industry and Commerce on Sunday announced that Afghanistan’s exports during the first six months of the fiscal year 1400 (current solar year), has increased by about 30%, as compared to the same period last year.

Ahmad Fawad Ahmadi, the ministry spokesperson, said that most exports during the period went to India, Pakistan and China.

Last year, Afghanistan’s exports to India amounted to $405,908,164 USD; exports to Pakistan were $211,519,319 USD, and to China $55,322,979 USD, whilst the UAE, Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Germany, and Tajikistan are among the countries to which Afghanistan has exported goods.

The Ministry has not provided a specific amount for the value of exports to the mentioned countries this year and has not said anything about the type of exported goods, but most of Afghanistan’s exports are dried fruits, carpets, saffron and some other items. These items are exported through air corridors and land border crossings.

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