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: 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) $61,531,389,480 (2014)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.999% (2014)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $1,946 (2014)
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GDP Country Rank 100/193 (2014)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 4.604% (2014)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $2,576,820,000 (2013)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 35.8% (2014)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 10.24% (2014)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 11.997% (2014)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($6,705,573,325) (2013)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 7,982,593 (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$) $9,141,164,348 (2014)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $1,354,143,400 (2014)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 39.991% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $59,602,266 (2013)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $2,894,666,017 (2013)
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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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