Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL) on Friday announced that Afghanistan has exported 1,000 tons of pine nuts to China as the launch of the air corridor between the two countries last year in November.
The pine nuts have been sent to China in 50 flights, according to MAIL officials.
The price of one kilogram of pine nuts in world markets is up to $40, according to Akbar Rustami, spokesman for MAIL.
“The ministry of agriculture has put on tender construction of two processing centers,” Rustami said.
Meanwhile, Ministry of Industry and Commerce said efforts are underway to open more air corridors.
“There is a high demand for the Afghan pine nuts in the world markets,” said Ajmal Hamid Abdul Rahimzai, the financial and administrative deputy minister of industry and commerce.
Based on statistics, Afghanistan’s pine nuts products have reached 23,000 tons last year.