Trade with other countries is an important aspect of Nepal's economy. Nepal's main export items are carpets, clothing, grain, herbal treatments and oils, pashmina and jute goods. The value of exports from Nepal as of 2005 were $822 million f.o.b. (this amount excludes border trade with India that has not been recorded). Due to several factors Nepal's exports have only increased marginally.
Nepal's Stock Exchange or Securities Exchange Center, as it was known then, began in 1937 with Nepal Bank Ltd and Biratnagar Jute Mills Ltd contributing flotation shares. The Securities Exchange Center was established in this country in an attempt to encourage growth in the capital markets. It also took the part of providing financial services, underwriting, brokering, managing public issue, ...