The Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC) said that by the end of the current solar year, Afghanistan’s exports will total a healthy $2 billion.
MoCI officials said the country’s largest export destination this year has been Pakistan – of which the value totals more than $1 billion.
“Our exports were very good compared to last year, the goals that we had set, approximately, we reached them,” said Akhundzada Abdul Salam Jawad, a spokesman for the MoIC.
“Also, the exports that we had this year, the target was almost $2 billion dollars and Inshallah, we will reach that goal,” he added.
“Now, we have almost reached the target. Over the past ten months, we exported about $1.88 billion worth of goods.”
Chamber of Commerce and Investment (ACCI) officials meanwhile said they hope that by the end of this solar year, the export volumes will hit the $2 billion mark. They said the export sector had improved.
“Exports are flowing well, really better than last year, and efforts are on to reach the target of two billion dollars,” said Khanjan Alokozai, a member of the ACCI.
Economic experts are also happy with the increase in exports this year, asking the industry and commerce ministry to look for different markets to expand sales and to not only rely on one market.