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$14.6BCURRENT US$
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-19.8%CURRENT US$
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$348BCURRENT US$
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63.1%CURRENT US$
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$364CURRENT US$
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-41.5%CURRENT US$
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$1,505CURRENT US$
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39.9%CURRENT US$
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About

Afghanistan-Pakistan In 2021, Afghanistan exported $595M to Pakistan. The main products that Afghanistan exported to Pakistan are Raw Cotton ($156M), Coal Briquettes ($94.4M), and Grapes ($62.1M). During the last 18 years the exports of Afghanistan to Pakistan have increased at an annualized rate of 18.1%, from $29.9M in 2003 to $595M in 2021.

In 2021, Afghanistan did not export any services to Pakistan.

Pakistan-Afghanistan In 2021, Pakistan exported $833M to Afghanistan. The main products that Pakistan exported to Afghanistan were Rice ($121M), Other Vegetable Oils ($75M), and Cement ($70.9M). During the last 18 years the exports of Pakistan to Afghanistan have increased at an annualized rate of 4.04%, from $408M in 2003 to $833M in 2021.

In 2021, Pakistan did not export any services to Afghanistan.

Comparison In 2021,  Afghanistan ranked 116 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI -1.2), and 148 in total exports ($1.88B). That same year, Pakistan ranked 87 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI -0.55), and 66 in total exports ($32.7B).

Historical Data

Bilateral Trade by Products

Depth
Value

In 2021, Afghanistan exported $595M to Pakistan. The main products exported from Afghanistan to Pakistan were Raw Cotton ($156M), Coal Briquettes ($94.4M), and Grapes ($62.1M). During the last 18 years the exports of Afghanistan to Pakistan have increased at an annualized rate of 18.1%, from $29.9M in 2003 to $595M in 2021.

In 2021, Pakistan exported $833M to Afghanistan. The main products exported from Pakistan to Afghanistan were Rice ($121M), Other Vegetable Oils ($75M), and Cement ($70.9M). During the last 18 years the exports of Pakistan to Afghanistan have increased at an annualized rate of 4.04%, from $408M in 2003 to $833M in 2021.

Exports from Afghanistan (Flag) to Pakistan (Flag) (2021)

Exports from Pakistan (Flag) to Afghanistan (Flag) (2021)

Latest Data

Trade between Afghanistan (Flag) and Pakistan (Flag)

Pakistan Exports

Market Competitiveness

Color
Afghanistan
Top Destination
Pakistan$595M
Pakistan
Top Destination
United States$5.51B

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 2021, countries that imported more from Afghanistan than Pakistan were India ($543M).

In 2021, countries that imported more from Pakistan than Afghanistan were United States ($5.51B), China ($3.25B), and Germany ($2.53B).

Difference in imports from Pakistan (Flag) and Afghanistan (Flag) (2021)

Comparative Advantage Afghanistan - Pakistan

Flow
Scale

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

During 2021, Afghanistan had a large net trade with Pakistan in the exports of Vegetable Products ($253M), Textiles ($159M), and Mineral Products ($145M).

During 2021, Pakistan had a large net trade with Afghanistan in the exports of Vegetable Products ($262M), Chemical Products ($127M), and Foodstuffs ($92.5M).

Economic Complexity

Competitive Landscape

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

Product Space of Afghanistan (Flag) and Pakistan (Flag) (2021)

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