Pakistan and Afghanistan trade hits historic high

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Pakistan and Afghanistan trade hits historic high

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Afghanistan have crossed $ 2billion mark in year 2017-18, Pakistan embassy in Kabul said on Friday.

Afghanistan exports to Pakistan increased by 29.53% during Pakistan’s FY 2017-18 that is from US$ 342 million in year 2016-17 to US$ 443 million in 2017-18. Pakistan remains the largest export market for Afghanistan .

On the other hand, Afghanistan continues to increase its imports from Pakistan, as Afghan imports increased from Pakistan by 18.33 percent for the period that was $1,271 million in year 2016-17 to $1.576 billion in year 2017-18. In year 2017-18, Pakistan top export commodities were sugar, fresh fruits & vegetables, rice, wheat flour, cement, petroleum products and pharmaceuticals etc.

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