Afghanistan’s chambers of commerce and investment say trade with all of Afghanistan’s trading partners, including China, has been hampered this year by security-political crises in Afghanistan and the worldwide coronavirus epidemic.
Khan Jan Alokozai, the chamber’s deputy, told VOA that dried fruits, including jalghuz, carpets, precious and semi-precious stones and talc, are among Afghanistan’s trade material to China.
Qazi Alokozai added that more than 60 million Afghan goods worth of Afghan goods were exported to China last year, and that figure is likely to reach 51 million by the end of the year.
“The figures we have are that we had $ 1 billion worth of trade with China last year, and this year it may reach about $ 700 million, because in the first two quarters it was $ 500 million. Recently, after August, trade has run into some problems.”
According to the Chamber of Commerce and Investments, electronics, footwear, clothing, industrial raw materials and other consumer goods are among Afghanistan’s import items from China.
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