Afghanistan recorded a trade deficit of 6531.40 USD Million in 2018. Balance of Trade in Afghanistan averaged -4816.26 USD Million from 2003 until 2018, reaching an all time high of -1660.90 USD Million in 2005 and a record low of -8517.90 USD Million in 2012.

Balance of Trade in Afghanistan is expected to be -6046.80 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Afghanistan Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -6368.30 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Afghanistan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -6531.40 -6960.70 -1660.90 -8517.90 USD Million [+]
Current Account -966.74 -1546.52 -607.82 -7558.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -28.00 -20.00 -20.00 -75.20 percent [+]
Imports 7406.60 7792.60 8932.39 1966.07 USD Million [+]
Exports 875.24 831.93 875.24 69.10 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 21.87 21.90 21.90 21.87 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 9.39 9.44 9.44 5.70 [+]


Afghanistan Balance of Trade

Since 2006, Afghanistan´s trade deficit has been widening as imports have surged due to the reconstruction effort. Afghanistan main exports are: carpets and rugs; dried fruits and medical plans. Main imports are: petroleum; machinery and equipment and food items. Afghanistan´s main trading partners are: Pakistan (48 percent of total exports and 14 percent of imports) and Russia (9 percent of exports and 13 percent of imports). Others include: Iran, China, India, Japan and Turkey. This page provides - Afghanistan Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Afghanistan Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-6531.40 -6960.70 -1660.90 -8517.90 2003 - 2018 USD Million Yearly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 1168.00 Aug/19
Australia 5926.00 Aug/19
Brazil 2250.00 Sep/19
Canada -955.30 Aug/19
China 396.50 Sep/19
Euro Area 14702.40 Aug/19
France -5019.00 Aug/19
Germany 16205.00 Aug/19
India -10860.00 Sep/19
Indonesia -160.50 Sep/19
Italy 2585.00 Aug/19
Japan -136.30 Aug/19
Mexico 775.00 Aug/19
Netherlands 3879.00 Aug/19
Russia 12006.00 Aug/19
Saudi Arabia 127500.00 Jun/19
Singapore 3833.90 Sep/19
South Africa 6842.94 Aug/19
South Korea 5973.00 Sep/19
Spain -2490000.00 Jul/19
Switzerland 2881.00 Sep/19
Turkey -2500.39 Aug/19
United Kingdom -1546.00 Aug/19
United States -54896.00 Aug/19


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