Stocks of Afghan marble estimated to $200 bln
Almaty. November 4. KazTAG - Nine million stocks of Afghan marble are estimated to $200 bln, reports the Afghanistan Telegraph Agency (AfTAG).
"The national conference on marble field was held in Afghanistan. Mutasel Komaki, deputy minister of trade and industry, declared that Afghanistan has about 9 mln tons of marble stocks about $200 bln in cost," reads the message.
He added about 80% of marble are imported from Pakistan. In his words, the import surpasses export because it is necessary to develop domestic industry to reduce import of low quality goods.