Pakistan: Economy

Economic Trivia

Agriculture accounts for more than one-fifth of output and two-fifths of employment.

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

Top 3 Trade Partners (2015): China, United Arab Emirates, and United States
Top 3 Exported Goods (2015): Cotton, Textile Articles, and Apparel: Knit

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Textiles and Apparel; Food Processing; Pharmaceuticals; Construction Materials

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $952,505,420,987 (2015)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 5.538% (2015)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $5,042 (2015)
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GDP Country Rank 24/193 (2015)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 2.54% (2015)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $62,184,234,000 (2014)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 32.6% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 4.271% (2014)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 12.349% (2015)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($1,602,800,000) (2015)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 65,361,409 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 43.5% (2014)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 22.5% (2014)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 34% (2014)
Unemployment Rate 5.2% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $46,182,059,096 (2015)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $29,551,423,172 (2015)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 29.696% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $979,000,000 (2015)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $3,509,000,000 (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, Pakistan’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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