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Afghanistan’s imports and exports reach $7.5 billion in past nine months

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

Afghanistan’s trade landscape for the past nine months reveals a total export and import value of $7.5 billion, as reported by the National Statistics and Information Authority (NSIA) on Monday.

According to NSIA, exports during this period amounted to $1.35 billion, while imports reached $6.22 billion, indicating a trade deficit for the country.

Comparing with the previous period, exports saw a slight decrease from $1.37 billion to $1.35 billion, while imports witnessed a notable increase from $5.12 billion to $6.22 billion, highlighting changing trade dynamics.

Pakistan emerged as the top destination for Afghan exports, accounting for $689.9 million, followed by India with $463 million and the UAE with $32 million, reflecting key trade partnerships in the region.

Dried fruit emerged as the most significant export item, totaling $342.7 million, with medicinal plants, minerals, and fresh fruit following closely behind in the export hierarchy.

In terms of imports, goods from Iran topped the list with a value of $1.31 billion, trailed by imports from Pakistan totaling $1.15 billion, and China with goods worth $1.14 billion, showcasing diverse trade relationships.

Fuel, petroleum, and gas, totaling $1.1 billion, lead Afghanistan’s imports, followed by machinery, vehicles, and spare parts at $691.9 million. Textiles, metals, and metal products also contribute to the diverse import portfolio.

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