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 (2021): China, United States, and United Arab Emirates
Top 3 Exported Goods (2021): Textile Articles, Apparel: Knit, and Cotton

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Textiles and Apparel; Food Processing; Pharmaceuticals; Construction Materials

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $1,518,042,996,616 (2022)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 6.188% (2022)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $6,437 (2022)
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GDP Country Rank 22/197 (2022)

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 %) 19.874% (2022)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $130,433,056,375 (2021)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 33.9% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) -1.405% (2021)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 13.227% (2022)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($12,129,108,000) (2022)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 78,909,456 (2022)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 37.544% (2021)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 25.18% (2021)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 37.277% (2021)
Unemployment Rate 6.416% (2022)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $82,282,143,384 (2022)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $39,415,446,970 (2022)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 27.091% (2022)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $1,339,000,000 (2022)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $6,239,970,000 (2022)
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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