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(by per capita GNI) Source: The World Bank
Possible values: High Income, Upper Middle Income, Lower Middle Income and Low Income
Level of Development
Source: United Nations
Possible values: Developed, In Transition and Developing
An estimated 79% of Afghans are dependent on agriculture and related agribusinesses for their livelihoods.
Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.
Top 3 Trade Partners (2019): Pakistan, Iran, and China
|Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook||
Small-Scale Production of Bricks; Textiles; Soap; Furniture
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) 
|GDP, PPP (current international)||$67,125,058,170 (2021)|
|GDP Growth Rate (annual %)||-20.7% (2021)|
|GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international)||$1,674 (2021)|
GDP Country Rank 110/197 (2021)
GDP Composition %
Economic Indicators 
|Inflation, consumer prices (annual %)||2.302% (2019)|
|External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$)||$3,530,754,340 (2021)|
|Total tax rate (% of commercial profits)||71.4% (2019)|
|Real Interest Rate (5 year average %)||12.141% (2017)|
|Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP)||9.061% (2021)|
|Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$)||($3,136,733,353) (2020)|
Labor and Employment 
|Labor Force, Total||9,390,149 (2021)|
|Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment)||45.983% (2020)|
|Employment in Industry (% of total employment)||18.481% (2020)|
|Employment in Services (% of total employment)||35.535% (2020)|
|Unemployment Rate||13.283% (2021)|
|Imports of goods and services (current US$)||$9,153,344,064 (2017)|
|Exports of goods and services (current US$)||$1,192,286,469 (2017)|
|Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP)||40.95% (2022)|
|FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$)||$20,600,976 (2021)|
|Commercial Service Exports (current US$)||$597,448,826 (2020)|
Economic Snapshot 
Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.
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