Afghanistan is the 142nd largest export economy in the world. In 2018, Afghanistan exported $1.2B and imported $9B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $7.81B. In 2018 the GDP of Afghanistan was $19.5B and its GDP per capita was $1.94k.

The top exports of Afghanistan are Gold ($243M), Grapes ($143M), Vegetable Saps ($85.7M), Insect Resins ($70.8M) and Tropical Fruits ($60.2M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Broadcasting Equipment ($679M), Wheat Flours ($566M), Peat ($532M), armored vehicles ($460M) and Ornamental Trimmings ($334M).

The top export destinations of Afghanistan are Pakistan ($406M), India ($396M), the United Arab Emirates ($246M), Switzerland ($17.6M) and the United States ($17.5M). The top import origins are Pakistan ($1.68B), the United Arab Emirates ($1.64B), the United States ($865M), Iran ($835M) and China ($772M).

Afghanistan borders China, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan by land and Afghanistan by sea.

In 2018 Afghanistan exported $1.2B, making it the 142nd largest exporter in the world. During the last five years the exports of Afghanistan have increased at an annualized rate of 17.5%, from $531M in 2013 to $1.2B in 2018. The most recent exports are led by Gold which represent 20.3% of the total exports of Afghanistan, followed by Grapes, which account for 11.9%.


In 2018 Afghanistan imported $9B, making it the 97th largest importer in the world. During the last five years the imports of Afghanistan have decreased at an annualized rate of -7.4%, from $12.5B in 2013 to $9B in 2018. The most recent imports are led by Broadcasting Equipment which represent 7.54% of the total imports of Afghanistan, followed by Wheat Flours, which account for 6.28%.


The top import origins of Afghanistan are Pakistan ($1.39B), the United States ($753M), India ($630M), Kazakhstan ($562M) and China ($532M).

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