With the appearance of the Taliban regime in Afghanistan, its impression on the Indian market has begun to unfold. So far, the value of dried fruits from Afghanistan has skyrocketed.
Ahmedabad: With the appearance of Taliban rule in Afghanistan, its impression on the Indian market has begun to unfold. So far, the value of dried fruits from Afghanistan has skyrocketed. Prices of dried fruits, together with cashews, almonds, figs and grapes, have risen by 20 to 30 per cent as imports of dried fruits from Afghanistan have now stopped. With the costs of dried fruits rising through the festive season, the market is now witnessing a downturn.
Traders are saying that if this example continues, the costs of dried fruits will go up by 50 per cent by Diwali. Importantly, about Rs 2,900 crore value of dried fruits are traded via the Attari border from Afghanistan. Dried fruits are imported from Afghanistan together with almonds, figs, walnuts, cashews, pistachios, pomegranates, carrots, apples, grapes, asafoetida, saffron, raisins, cinnamon and plenty of extra. The crop is prepared in Afghanistan in August and its import begins in India. At the identical time, with the appearance of the Taliban regime, imports have stopped.
At current, the market in Afghanistan is in a bearish temper as the value of dried fruits reaches Assam. And, persons are additionally working away from shopping for costly dried nuts.