Afghanistan Imports From Pakistan Increased by 4.60 Percent

Afghanistan’s imports of goods and services from Pakistan increased by 4.60 percent.

The Associated Press of Pakistan reported on Friday, quoting the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), that Pakistan’s export of goods and services to Afghanistan witnessed an increase of 4.60 percent during the first half of the current fiscal year (2022-23) as compared to the exports of corresponding period of last year.

The SBP announced the total export of Pakistan to Afghanistan at US $251.580 million from July to December (2022-23) against exports of US $240.504 million during July- December (2021-22), showing growth of 2.83 percent.

The SBP’s data also revealed that Pakistan’s annual exports in 2022 to Afghanistan have grown by 15.71 percent against 2021.

According to the AP, however, on a month-on-month basis, the exports to Afghanistan rose by 2.77 percent during December 2022.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s imports from Afghanistan have also declined by 85.34 percent in the months of July and December 2022.

On the other hand, based on the figures provided by SBP, the trade of goods and services with Afghanistan has increased by 58.80 percent in July to December 2022 compared to the same period last year.

The Taliban-run administration has not provided statistics on the amount of Afghanistan’s imports and exports.

Along with dry fruits and vegetables, however, coal has become one of the major export items to Pakistan since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.