The Ministry of Industry and Commerce said Afghanistan in the three first months of the year exported goods worth more than $330 million.
The ministry said that most of Afghanistan's exports are coal and fresh fruit.
The Ministry of Finance said that the amount of the Afghanistan exports through the country's customs has increased and just in the first three months of the financial year the exports are worth 31 billion Afs.
“The amount of exports is 31 billion Afs worth, which shows an increase from last year, and it is because of the facilities we created for our businessmen in customs and ports,” said Ahmad Wali Haqmal, a spokesman for the Ministry of Finance.
Meanwhile, the Chamber of Commerce and Investment said efforts are being made to open the air corridor so the amount of exports will increase.
“Air corridors are not open now and we are working on it--for now we just have exports to India and Pakistan,” said Khan Jan Alokozay, a member of the board of directors of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment.
“In the long term, such extractions and exports at low prices will be a detriment of the country,” said Darya Khan Bahir, economist.
According to numbers of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Afghanistan exports in the last year have increased to more than 1.3 billion dollars, mostly in exports to Pakistan.
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