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$23.3TCURRENT US$
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49.5%CURRENT US$
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$14.6BCURRENT US$
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$70,219CURRENT US$
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40.3%CURRENT US$
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$364CURRENT US$
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-41.5%CURRENT US$
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About

United States-Afghanistan In 2021, United States exported $224M to Afghanistan. The main products that United States exported to Afghanistan are Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($103M), Sorghum ($11.4M), and Poultry Meat ($10.7M). During the last 26 years the exports of United States to Afghanistan have increased at an annualized rate of 17.2%, from $3.62M in 1995 to $224M in 2021.

In 2021, United States did not export any services to Afghanistan.

Afghanistan-United States In 2021, Afghanistan exported $21.2M to United States. The main products that Afghanistan exported to United States were Knotted Carpets ($7.32M), Precious Stones ($2.07M), and Grapes ($1.88M). During the last 26 years the exports of Afghanistan to United States have increased at an annualized rate of 5.32%, from $5.5M in 1995 to $21.2M in 2021.

In 2021, Afghanistan did not export any services to United States.

Comparison In 2021,  United States ranked 10 in the Economic Complexity Index (ECI 1.46), and 2 in total exports ($1.63T). 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, United States exported $224M to Afghanistan. The main products exported from United States to Afghanistan were Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($103M), Sorghum ($11.4M), and Poultry Meat ($10.7M). During the last 26 years the exports of United States to Afghanistan have increased at an annualized rate of 17.2%, from $3.62M in 1995 to $224M in 2021.

In 2021, Afghanistan exported $21.2M to United States. The main products exported from Afghanistan to United States were Knotted Carpets ($7.32M), Precious Stones ($2.07M), and Grapes ($1.88M). During the last 26 years the exports of Afghanistan to United States have increased at an annualized rate of 5.32%, from $5.5M in 1995 to $21.2M in 2021.

Exports from United States (Flag) to Afghanistan (Flag) (2021)

Exports from Afghanistan (Flag) to United States (Flag) (2021)

Market Competitiveness

Color
United States
Top Destination
Canada$259B
Afghanistan
Top Destination
Pakistan$595M

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

In 2021, countries that imported more from United States than Afghanistan were Canada ($259B), Mexico ($247B), and China ($151B).

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

Difference in imports from Afghanistan (Flag) and United States (Flag) (2021)

Comparative Advantage United States - Afghanistan

Flow
Scale

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

During 2021, United States had a large net trade with Afghanistan in the exports of Transportation ($120M), Machines ($40.4M), and Vegetable Products ($14.3M).

During 2021, Afghanistan had a large net trade with United States in the exports of Textiles ($8.22M), Vegetable Products ($6.42M), and Precious Metals ($2.09M).

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

Product Space of United States (Flag) and Afghanistan (Flag) (2021)

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