Afghanistan’s exports doubled over the past three months compared to the same period in previous years, the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI) said.
According to the ACCI, during the first three months of the solar year of 1401, exports exceeded $400 million.
“We have had approximately 19,000 tons of fresh fruit exports and approximately more than 1.8 million tons of coal,” said Mohammad Younus, acting head of ACCI.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MoCI) said it has been trying to provide further facilitate trade with the Central Asian nations.
“The majority of our exports are to India and Pakistan. We export fresh fruits, dry fruits and the asafetida plant,” said Nooruddin Azizi, acting Minister of Commerce and Industry.
Meanwhile, traders called for the reactivation of air corridors to pave the way for exports.
“There are a lot of problems ahead of the exports in the country. One of the problems is the lack of a proper system for exports to China, Europe and Arabic countries and the second problem is the air corridor,” said Mahbobullah Mohammadi, a trader.
Based on statistics of the ACCI, Afghanistan’s exports abroad surpassed $1 billion in the1400 solar year.