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Exports climb 19pc

KABUL: Exports of merchandise grew by 19 per cent over past nine months of 2018, according to the latest report by the Ministry of Commerce and Industries.

Exports increased by 19 percent in 2018 compared to the preceding year, said the ministry in a statement on Wednesday.

Increasing facilitation, capacity building, considering 16 priorities in exportation, which included fresh, dry fruits, vegetables, Saffron, granite marble stone, carpet, precocious and semi precious  stones were the main factor behind mounting of exports.

Opening air corridors and pave the ground for access of Afghan goods to the international markets other reason for export grew up.

Access to Russia and European markets through china corridors is other opportunity for exportation.

So far 5200 tons of goods through 406 flights exported to abroad, which was valued $100 million.

In the past two months around 1000 tons of nuts only exported to china.   

Inaugural of Leopard lizard corridor Afghanistan has helped exports of Afghanistan to reach to Turkey through crossing Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia. This corridor also will pave the ground for Afghanistan goods to reach to European markets.

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