Afghanistan exports dried fruits worth $270m in 9 months



The Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) said that Afghanistan has exported dried fruits worth of $270 Million over the past 9 months.

The MoIC said more facilities provided will be provided to investors to improve the export of dried fruits to other countries.

The dry fruits that have been sent to various countries include pine nuts, pistachio and raisins.

“We have had several shipments of export. We had exports to Europe, Canada and Australia which showed a sharp rise compared to the previous year,” said Akhundzada Abdul Salam, a spokesman for the MoIC.

The Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI) said the Afghan dried fruits are still being exported at high costs, but efforts are underway to decrease the costs.

According to ACCI, Afghan dried fruits have been exported to the US and Europe.

“We want to provide further facilities and ways of exporting our fruits through the air corridor and other options,” said Mohammad Yunus Mohmand, the acting head of the ACCI.

Investors said the Islamic Emirate should activate the air corridor so that they can export more products abroad.

“Unfortunately, today, our export with many countries has been facing a lot of problems including lack of business relations, banking system, and even challenges within air corridor,” said Zalmay Azimi, an investor.

Earlier, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce said that more than 3,000 tons of pine nuts have been exported to other countries in the