Afghanistan: Economy

Economic Trivia

An estimated 79% of Afghans are dependent on agriculture and related agribusinesses for their livelihoods.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Exported Goods: Data unavailable Top 3 Exported Goods: Items nesoi, Fruit & Nuts, and Carpet

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Small-Scale Production of Bricks; Textiles; Soap; Furniture

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international $) $59 billion (2013)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.934% (2013)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international $) $1,946 (2013)
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GDP Country Rank 98/192 (2013)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 7.648% (2013)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $2,577 million (2013)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 35.8% (2014)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 10.669% (2013)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 12.101% (2013)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $-6,705,573,325 (2013)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 7,811,221 (2013)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) Data unavailable
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) Data unavailable
Employment in Services (% of total employment) Data unavailable
Unemployment Rate 8% (2013)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $9,977 million (2013)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $1,276 million (2013)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 45.491% (2013)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $60 million (2013)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $2,998,390,722 (2012)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Afghanistan’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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