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 (2017): China, United Arab Emirates, and United States
Top 3 Exported Goods (2017): Textile Articles, Cotton, and Apparel: Knit

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Textiles and Apparel; Food Processing; Pharmaceuticals; Construction Materials

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $1,088,981,591,000 (2017)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 5.701% (2017)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $5,527 (2017)
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GDP Country Rank 24/195 (2017)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 4.085% (2017)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $72,697,473,000 (2016)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 33.8% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 4.048% (2017)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 11.982% (2017)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($15,818,000,000) (2017)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 69,957,925 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 42.02% (2017)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 23.735% (2017)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 34.245% (2017)
Unemployment Rate 4.044% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $53,527,248,788 (2017)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $25,114,128,153 (2017)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 26.009% (2017)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $2,815,000,000 (2017)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $3,877,000,000 (2017)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

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


  1. The World Bank