Afghanistan recorded a trade deficit of 6960.70 USD Million in 2017. Balance of Trade in Afghanistan averaged -4701.91 USD Million from 2003 until 2017, 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 -5706.00 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 -6368.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Afghanistan Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -6960.70 -5937.70 -1660.90 -8517.90 USD Million [+]
Exports 831.93 596.46 831.93 69.10 USD Million [+]
Imports 7792.60 6534.14 8932.39 1966.07 USD Million [+]
Current Account -595.20 -1097.09 -595.20 -7558.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -20.00 -22.00 -20.00 -75.20 percent [+]
Gold Reserves 21.90 21.90 21.90 21.87 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 9.44 9.44 9.44 5.70 [+]

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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 December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-6960.70 -5937.70 -1660.90 -8517.90 2003 - 2017 USD Million Yearly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 277.00 Oct/18
Australia 2316.00 Oct/18
Brazil 4062.09 Nov/18
Canada -1165.20 Oct/18
China 447.40 Nov/18
Euro Area 13141.70 Sep/18
France -4052.00 Oct/18
Germany 18300.00 Oct/18
India -17130.00 Oct/18
Indonesia -1819.90 Oct/18
Italy 1274.37 Sep/18
Japan -449.26 Oct/18
Mexico -2936.00 Oct/18
Netherlands 4949.00 Sep/18
Russia 18485.00 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 162782.00 Jun/18
Singapore 4520.91 Oct/18
South Africa -5549.90 Oct/18
South Korea 5139.00 Nov/18
Spain -3297100.00 Sep/18
Switzerland 2637.00 Oct/18
Turkey -456.10 Oct/18
United Kingdom -3300.00 Oct/18
United States -55488.00 Oct/18


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