Afghanistan’s Finance Ministry reported Saturday it had collected AFN 12.1 billion (approx. $136.6 million) in customs duties from coal exports in the past 10 months.
Around 2.7 million tons of coal were exported between 21 March 2022 and 20 January 2023, the ministry said in a statement.
During the same period last year, Afghanistan had exported 948,000 tons of coal, and collected AFN 1.89 billion ($21.3 million) in customs duties.
To compare, revenues in customs duties from coal exports have increased by $115.3 million.
The statement from the Finance Ministry noted that coal exports increased because it allowed exports through Torkham crossing and made customs operations there 24/7.