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About

China-Afghanistan In 2021, China exported $474M to Afghanistan. The main products that China exported to Afghanistan are Rubber Tires ($80.2M), Synthetic Filament Yarn Woven Fabric ($24.3M), and Motorcycles and cycles ($24.2M). During the last 26 years the exports of China to Afghanistan have increased at an annualized rate of 11%, from $31.6M in 1995 to $474M in 2021.

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

Afghanistan-China In 2021, Afghanistan exported $49.1M to China. The main products that Afghanistan exported to China were Other Nuts ($43.5M), Animal Hair ($1.99M), and Dried Fruits ($982k). During the last 26 years the exports of Afghanistan to China have increased at an annualized rate of 4.25%, from $16.6M in 1995 to $49.1M in 2021.

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

Comparison In 2021,  China ranked 25 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.07), and 1 in total exports ($3.34T). That same year, Afghanistan ranked 116 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI -1.2), and 148 in total exports ($1.88B).

Historical Data

Bilateral Trade by Products

Depth
Value

In 2021, China exported $474M to Afghanistan. The main products exported from China to Afghanistan were Rubber Tires ($80.2M), Synthetic Filament Yarn Woven Fabric ($24.3M), and Motorcycles and cycles ($24.2M). During the last 26 years the exports of China to Afghanistan have increased at an annualized rate of 11%, from $31.6M in 1995 to $474M in 2021.

In 2021, Afghanistan exported $49.1M to China. The main products exported from Afghanistan to China were Other Nuts ($43.5M), Animal Hair ($1.99M), and Dried Fruits ($982k). During the last 26 years the exports of Afghanistan to China have increased at an annualized rate of 4.25%, from $16.6M in 1995 to $49.1M in 2021.

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

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

Market Competitiveness

Color
China
Top Destination
United States$530B
Afghanistan
Top Destination
Pakistan$595M

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

In 2021, countries that imported more from China than Afghanistan were United States ($530B), Hong Kong ($323B), and Japan ($168B).

In 2019, no countries were registered that imported more from Afghanistan than from China.

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

Comparative Advantage China - Afghanistan

Flow
Scale

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

During 2021, China had a large net trade with Afghanistan in the exports of Machines ($132M), Textiles ($96.4M), and Plastics and Rubbers ($91.2M).

During 2021, Afghanistan had a large net trade with China in the exports of Vegetable Products ($45M), Textiles ($3.02M), and Precious Metals ($896k).

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 China has comparative advantage over Afghanistan. Similarly, the more yellow a dot/product is, the more Afghanistan has comparative advantage over China.

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

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