2.7 million tons of coal were exported in the last 10 months, according to figures provided by the Ministry of Finance.
The ministry's information indicates that the export of coal earned more than 12.5 billion afghanis in customs revenue.
"In the first ten months of 1400 (the solar year), nearly 948,000 tons of coal were exported, from which 1 billion and 893 million Afghanis were received as customs income, but in the first ten months of 1401, nearly 2.7 million tons of coal were exported through the customs of the country, from which 12 billion and 143 million afghanis were received as customs income," the Ministry of Finance said in a statement.
"The figures released by the Ministry of Finance, stating that nearly 2.7 million tons of coal are exported abroad, are accurate,” said Mohammad Rasoul Tutakhail, head of the Coal Exporters' Union.
Meanwhile, several Kabul coal sellers said that the price of coal has dropped in the nation's markets.
"This year's winter was colder, and the cost of wood and coal increased. The weather is getting warmer right now. Previously, the price of coal was between 16,500 and 16,500 afghanis a ton, but it is currently between 12,000 and 12,500,” said Nasratullah, a coal vendor.
"In the past, the price of coal was 15,000 a ton, but now it is 12,000,” said Nadimulhaq, another coal seller.
According to statistics from the Ministry of Finance, over 950 thousand tons of coal were exported in 1400 (Solar year).
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