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 Trade Partners (2015): Iran, Pakistan, and China
Top 3 Exported Goods (2015): Fruit & Nuts, Items nesoi, 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) $62,912,669,167 (2015)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.52% (2015)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $1,934 (2015)
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GDP Country Rank 100/193 (2015)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) -1.534% (2015)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $2,554,678,000 (2014)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 36.3% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 13.929% (2015)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 12.778% (2015)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($5,215,538,091) (2015)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 8,334,374 (2014)
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 9.1% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $8,809,132,063 (2015)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $1,406,904,324 (2015)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 41.419% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $169,086,610 (2015)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $1,159,455,481 (2014)
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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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