Afghanistan’s fig exports were worth US$35 million in 2021, according to data from the country’s finance ministry. The revenues come from a volume of 7,155 tons of figs shipped outside the country in 2021.
The main fig producing areas are southern Kandahar and the neighboring Helmand and Zabul provinces. Mostly used as medicine in the traditional medical treatment among Afghans, the sweet fruit is largely used in homeopathic shops. Fresh and dry fruits including fig, pistachio, melon, watermelon, raisin, pine nut and grape are the popular products for export in Afghanistan.