The Ministry of Industry and Commerce said that in the last five months, they have exported nearly 800 tons of pine nuts worth eight million dollars.
According to the officials, pine nuts are exported directly to other countries, and they are trying to increase the amount of pine nuts.
“Fortunately, we are directly connected to China, the United Arab Emirates, and other countries, and we are still connected with Russia, and our exports are mostly connected through Afghanistan, by air and ports,” said Akhund Abdul Salam Jawad, spokesman for the Ministry of the Industry and Commerce.
According to the ministry, they have exported this amount of pine nuts to Pakistan, India, China, United Arab Emirates, and other countries.
Meanwhile, some businessmen added that to increase the export of pine nuts, it is necessary to meet their challenges.
“The price of air cargo from Afghanistan is very high. Of course, here the government should consider subsidy programs. Second, the problems…,” said Mahbobullah Mohammadi, a trader.
The Chamber of Commerce and Investment said that if the facilities are provided, the traders can export more than $100 million of pine nuts in a year, and the Islamic Emirate will also earn good income from this route.
“Annually, we export approximately $75 million, and if we process this in the best way and our processes continue here, we can increase the amount of exports to 100 million dollars,” said Mohammad Yonis Momand, first deputy of Commerce and Investment.
Based on the statistics of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, in 1401, $49 million worth of pine nuts were exported abroad, and most of them were exported to Pakistan, China, and India.
NOTE: An earlier title of this story cited "Nearly 800 Tons of Pine Nuts Worth $800 Million Exported" but the correct figure is "$8 Million". TOLOnews apologies for this mistake for its audiences.