Flag Afghanistan / Pakistan Flag

Exports FlagFlag  (2018): $518M, Rnk 1 / 104

Top Product FlagFlag (2018): $105M, Grapes

Exports FlagFlag (2018): $1.67B, Rnk 4 / 196

Top Product FlagFlag (2018): $365M, Raw Sugar

Economic Complexity of Flag (2018): ECI -0.8, Rnk 105 / 137

Economic Complexity of Flag (2018): ECI -0.73, Rnk 104 / 137

GDP Flag (2018): $19.4B, CURRENT US$
Rnk 115 / 196

GDP GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 91.5%, CURRENT US$
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GDP Flag (2018): $315B, CURRENT US$
Rnk 39 / 196

GDP GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 85%, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC Flag (2018): $521, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 42.8%, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC Flag (2018): $1,482, CURRENT US$
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GDP PC GROWTH Flag (2008-2018): 49.6%, CURRENT US$
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Afghanistan-Pakistan: In 2018, Afghanistan exported $518M to Pakistan. The main products exported from Afghanistan to Pakistan were Grapes ($105M), Coal Briquettes ($87M), and Dried Legumes ($58.2M). During the last 15 years the exports of Afghanistan to Pakistan have increased at an annualized rate of 20.9%, from $30M in 2003 to $518M in 2018.

Pakistan-Afghanistan: In 2018, Pakistan exported $1.67B to Afghanistan. The main products exported from Pakistan to Afghanistan were Raw Sugar ($365M), Refined Petroleum ($165M), and Rice ($131M). During the last 15 years the exports of Pakistan to Afghanistan have increased at an annualized rate of 9.86%, from $408M in 2003 to $1.67B in 2018.

Comparison: In 2018, Afghanistan ranked 105 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI -0.8), and 141 in total exports ($1.27B). That same year, Pakistan ranked 104 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI -0.73), and 69 in total exports ($26.7B). In terms of GDP Per Capita, Afghanistan was ranked 190 with a GDP Per Capita of $521, and Pakistan was ranked 163 with a GDP Per Capita of $1,482.

Bilateral Trade by Products

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In 2018, Afghanistan exported $518M to Pakistan. The main products exported from Afghanistan to Pakistan were Grapes ($105M), Coal Briquettes ($87M), and Dried Legumes ($58.2M). During the last 15 years the exports of Afghanistan to Pakistan have increased at an annualized rate of 20.9%, from $30M in 2003 to $518M in 2018.

In 2018, Pakistan exported $1.67B to Afghanistan. The main products exported from Pakistan to Afghanistan were Raw Sugar ($365M), Refined Petroleum ($165M), and Rice ($131M). During the last 15 years the exports of Pakistan to Afghanistan have increased at an annualized rate of 9.86%, from $408M in 2003 to $1.67B in 2018.

Market Competitiveness

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Afghanistan
Top Destination
: Pakistan, $518M

Pakistan
Top Destination
: United States, $3.52B

This map shows whether countries import more from Afghanistan or Pakistan. Each country is colored based on the difference in imports they receive from Afghanistan and Pakistan or the difference in the growth in imports.

In 2018, no countries were registered that imported more from Afghanistan than from Pakistan.

In 2018, countries that imported more from Pakistan than Afghanistan were United States ($3.52B), China ($1.95B), and Germany ($1.78B).

Comparative Advantage Afghanistan - Pakistan

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This chart compares trade between Afghanistan and Pakistan by product, considering products traded by both, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

During 2018, Afghanistan had a large net trade with Pakistan in the exports of Vegetable Products ($287M), Mineral Products ($134M), and Metals ($41.9M).

During 2018, Pakistan had a large net trade with Afghanistan in the exports of Vegetable Products ($491M), Foodstuffs ($455M), and Mineral Products ($238M).

Tariff Section

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This sections shows import tariffs for products traded between Afghanistan and Pakistan (using the HS6 product classification and the last year reported).

In 2018, the products from Afghanistan that paid the highest import tariffs to enter Pakistan were Tricycles, scooters, pedal cars and similar wheeled toys: dolls' carriages: dolls: other toys: reduced-size (scale) models and similar recreational models, working or not: puzzles of all kinds (50%) and Grapes, fresh (40%).

In 2018, the products from Pakistan that paid the highest import tariffs to enter Afghanistan were Large Sized Cars (100%) and Large Diesel Engine Cars (100%).

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*The tariffs present between Afghanistan and Pakistan are:
136: Most Favoured Nation duty rate treatement
366: South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Preferential Trading Arragement (SAPTA)

Trade Forecasts

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This section shows a forecast for total trade between Afghanistan and Pakistan. The forecast is based on a long short-term memory model or LSTM constructed using yearly trade data.

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Economic Complexity

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Competitive Landscape

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This visualization show the product space at the HS4 level colored from blue to red.  This mean that the more blue a dot/product is, the more Afghanistan has comparative advantage over Pakistan. Similarly, the more red a dot/product is, the more Pakistan has comparative advantage over Afghanistan.