Afghan exports up by 27% in 2017

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 03:32 Written by  Heart of Asia Published in Economy Read 1331 times

Afghanistan's exports rose by 21 percent to $723 million in 2017, according to official data.

 

In 2016, exports value was $596 million, while in 2015 it was $580 million.

However, while exports increased in 2017, imports also surged from $6.5 billion in 2016 to $7 billion in 2017.

Ajmal Abdul Rahimzai, a spokesman for Finance Ministry, said that the country’s national revenue increased to 170 billion afghanis, which shows an increase of 3 percent compared to last year.

He said that Afghan economy grew 2.6 percent in 2017 fiscal year. 

 

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