Publish dateWednesday 28 June 2023 - 10:57
Story Code : 272461
Rug exports increase in 1401
Afghanistan’s Carpets Production and Exports Association said that, Carpet exports recorded a 55 percent increase in 1401 solar year compared to the previous year.
Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)_Monitoring, Noor Ahmad Noori, the association head, told Pajhwok Afghan News about 800,000 meter square of carpets were exported to foreign countries in 1400 solar year.
He said in 1401 solar year, the amount of exports to foreign countries reached over 1.2 million square meter, showing a 55 percent surge.

The bulk of carpets of Afghanistan were exported to the United States, European countries, Turkey and Pakistan.

Due to high level of unemployment in the country, more people turned to carpet weaving business, he said.

According to Noori, one million people were busy in carpets weaving business in 1400 and the number surged to 1.2 million in 1401 solar year.

He said: “From 60 to 65 percent of the carpets are produced in northern zone of Afghanistan, but because of continuous droughts during the past three years and high unemployment rate in the northern parts of the country, more people have switched to carpet weaving business”.

Saliha Ghulami, owner of four carpet weaving centers, told Pajhwok Afghan News many people had started carpet weaving business recently.

Ghulami invested $40,000 in four carpet weaving centers about 11 months ago and has employed 400 women to weave carpets.

Ghulami said 100 square meters of carpet was produced in a month in all these four carpet weaving centers and then sold to other companies.

Akhundzada Abdul Salam Jawad, spokesman of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MoIC), told Pajhwo, that the ministry was providing all kinds of support to the carpet weaving industry.

Jawad sai the MoIC assisted carpet weavers in importing raw material and exporting their products to foreign countries.

He also said in 1400 solar year 800,000 square meters of carpets were exported to foreign countries compared 1.2 million square meters in 1401.
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