Afghanistan’s exports reach $1.7 billion in 2023: Statement

Afghanistan’s exports for the current year have reached $1.717 billion, as disclosed in a statement by the Taliban on Monday.

The statement from the office of the Taliban’s deputy chief minister highlighted that the country’s export portfolio is predominantly composed of fruits, dried fruits, carpets, saffron, coal, and vegetables.

A staggering 97% of Afghanistan’s exports found their destination in key countries such as Iran, Pakistan, India, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, China, and Kazakhstan, according to the official statement.

According to information available online, exports in Afghanistan increased to $1.837 billion in 2022 from $1.05 billion in 2021.

Exports in Afghanistan averaged $537.54 million from 2000 until 2022, reaching an all-time high of $1.837 billion in 2022 and a record low of $69.10 million in 2002.