The current situation in Afghanistan is nothing but heartbreaking and scary. The state that the people are in right now is only making people wonder what they must be going through as their pain is unimaginable.
With falling into the hands of the Taliban, bilateral trade between India and Afghanistan will be impacted significantly in these uncertain times, according to exporters.
Not only top exporters of Afghanistan, but India also imports many things to Afghanistan in 2020-21 it was valued at around $509 million. Here’s the list of items that India imports from Afghanistan:
In Afghanistan, Agriculture and animal husbandry, mainly consisting of subsistence farming and pastoral nomadism, are, in more normal times, the most important elements of the gross domestic product (GDP), accounting for nearly half of its total value.
Afghan’s traditional exports are dried fruits, nuts, carpets, wool, and karakul pelts, and imports include vehicles, petroleum products, sugar, textiles, processed animal and vegetable oils, and tea.
In Afghanistan, exports account for around 20 percent of GDP.
Afghanistan’s main export partners are Pakistan (48 percent of total exports), India (19 percent) and Russia (9 percent). Others include Iran, Iraq and Turkey.
India and Afghanistan bilateral trade stood at USD 1.4 billion in 2020-21 as against USD 1.52 billion in 2019-20.
Afghan exports to India include dried raisin, walnut, almond, fig, pine nut, pistachios and dried apricot.
Not only dried fruits India also exports fresh fruits such as apricot, cherry, watermelon, and medicinal herbs to Afghanistan.
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