Afghanistan Economic Outlook

Afghanistan: Economy

Economic Indicators[2]

Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 12.14% (2017)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 7.04% (2019)

Labor and Employment

Labor Force, Total 11,082,536 (2020)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 42.35% (2020)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 18.25% (2020)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 39.39% (2020)
Unemployment Rate 11.16% (2020)

Trade

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $9,153,344,064 (2017)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $1,192,286,469 (2017)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 0% (2019)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $23,404,554 (2019)

Afghanistan: Economic Update

 Natural Gas[3]
Ranking
Production (Gross) 6.675 billion cu ft (2015) #78
Consumption (Dry) 5.513 billion cu ft (2019) #106
Exports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2019) #57
Imports (Dry) 0 billion cu ft (2019) #80
Proved Reserves 1.75 trillion cu ft (2020) #61
 Oil
Ranking
Production 0 thousand bbl/day (2019) #129
Consumption 22.453 thousand bbl/day (2018) #129
Proved Reserves (Crude) 0 billion bbl (2020) #99
Electricity
Ranking
Production 1.115 billion kWh (2018) #145
Consumption 6.023 billion kWh (2018) #116
Exports 0 billion kWh (2019) #95
Imports 4.986 billion kWh (2018) #37
Renewable Electricity Generation 0.88 billion kWh (2019) #116

Afghanistan: Indices

Ease of Doing Business Rank 173/190[4]

Corruption Perceptions Index- 16

DHL Global Connectedness Index: 18.8

ICT Development Index (IDI) 1.95

Index of Economic Freedom 51.5

International Logistics Performance Index (LPI) 1.95

KOF Index of Globalization 32.17

Management Index (Political Leadership Towards Democracy and a Market Economy) 3.88

Open Budget Index: 49

Status Index (Political and Economic Transformation) 2.95

Source:

  1. The World Bank  Last Updated: Oct 01, 2020
  2. Global Edge, Afghanistan: Economy
  3. Global Edge, Afghanistan: Economic Update
  4. Global Edge, Afghanistan Indices

 

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