Afghanistan’s exports surpass $1.6 billion in past 10 months: Ministry

The Taliban-run Ministry of Finance reported Sunday that Afghanistan’s exports in the last 10 months have reached 122 billion Afghanis (over $1.6 billion).

The ministry highlighted that significant portions of these exports include 43 billion Afghanis ($612 million) in fruits, 16 billion Afghanis ($217 million) in cotton, and 17 billion Afghanis ($231 million) in vegetables.

Most of these exports were made to Pakistan, India, and the United Arab Emirates, the ministry noted.

In December, the Taliban announced that Afghanistan’s exports for 2023 had reached $1.717 billion.

Online data indicates that Afghanistan’s exports increased to $1.837 billion in 2022, up from $1.05 billion in 2021.

Since 2000, exports in Afghanistan have averaged $537.54 million, reaching a record high of $1.837 billion in 2022 and a record low of $69.10 million in 2002.