Afghanistan’s exports reach nearly 2 bln U.S. dollars in 2023

KABUL, Jan 2:
(Xinhua)- The exports of the war-torn Afghanistan in 2023 had reached nearly 2 billion U.S. dollars, spokesman for the Ministry of Industry and Commerce Akhundzada Abdul Salam Jawad said.

“The volume of Afghanistan’s exports in the past year of 2023 had reached to 1.9 billion U.S. dollars and the figure shows a 2 percent increase which is equal to 41 million U.S. dollars against the export volume in 2022,” the private television channel Tolonews quoted Jawad on Tuesday as saying.

Majority of the goods had been exported to Pakistan, India, China, United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, citing the official, the media outlet added.

Earlier, the Afghan caretaker government’s acting Minister of Industry and Commerce Nooruddin Azizi said Afghanistan exports its products to more than 60 countries including the neighboring states.

Afghanistan’s main export items include coal, saffron, fresh and dry fruits, hand woven carpet, precious and semi-precious stones.

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