Afghan exports rise 132 per cent in 3 months: Official

by IANS |

Kabul, Nov 25 (IANS) Afghanistan's exports rose 132 per cent in the past three months, a spokesman of the Taliban caretaker government said on Thursday.

"During the past three months of the former administration, Afghanistan had 11.58 billion afghanis of exports, but during the first three months of the new government, Afghanistan's exports were 26.83 billion afghanis, which showed a 132 per cent surge," deputy spokesman of the caretaker government Inamullah Samangani tweeted.

Since the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan in mid-August and the formation of the Taliban-led caretaker government on September 7, the conflict-torn country has faced economic woes, Xinhua news agency reported.

The statement came as Afghan traders have exported 698 metric tonnes of dried fruit, including 585 tonnes of raisins, to the European Union, Australia, the US and several countries in Asia during the past two weeks, according to information provided by the Ministry of Industries and Commerce. ($1 equals 96 afghanis).

Latest News
Class 10 student gang-raped by five classmates Tue, Nov 29, 2022, 01:17 PM
Bangladesh occupies special place in India's Neighbourhood First policy: President Murmu Tue, Nov 29, 2022, 12:42 PM
5G with IoT to unlock Indian businesses' potential: NTT India CEO Tue, Nov 29, 2022, 12:35 PM
SBI Govandi suburban branch in Mumbai changes weekly off to Friday Tue, Nov 29, 2022, 12:27 PM
Israel detects bird flu at turkey farm Tue, Nov 29, 2022, 12:22 PM
Argentina announces 1st monkeypox death Tue, Nov 29, 2022, 12:14 PM
Delhi court sends two men who attacked Aaftab's van to 14 days of judicial custody Tue, Nov 29, 2022, 11:57 AM
We're keeping a close eye on Twitter under Musk: White House Tue, Nov 29, 2022, 11:50 AM
Australia confirm XI to feature in first Test against West Indies Tue, Nov 29, 2022, 11:47 AM
Outgoing Pakistan Army chief hands over command to successor Tue, Nov 29, 2022, 11:41 AM
Ex-ISI chief Lt Gen Faiz Hamid files request for early retirement Tue, Nov 29, 2022, 11:36 AM
TN Police crackdown on perpetrators of caste-based violence in Tirunelveli Tue, Nov 29, 2022, 11:19 AM
Cattle scam: Anubrata Mondal approaches Calcutta HC for bail Tue, Nov 29, 2022, 11:13 AM
The atmosphere in Qatar is fantastic, says Brazil legend Cafu Tue, Nov 29, 2022, 11:02 AM
AWS to return more water to communities than it uses by 2030 Tue, Nov 29, 2022, 11:01 AM