Afghanistan | Economic Forecasts | 2017-2020 Outlook

This page has economic forecasts for Afghanistan including a long-term outlook for the next decades, plus medium-term expectations for the next four quarters and short-term market predictions for the next release affecting the Afghanistan economy.


MARKETS Actual Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 Q2/18 2020
Currency 68.58 67.65 66.96 66.28 65.6 58.08 [+]
GDP Actual Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 Q2/18 2020
GDP Annual Growth Rate -2.40 1.9 1.9 3.3 3.3 5.2 percent [+]
GDP 19.47 20 20 21 21 23 USD Billion [+]
GDP per capita 596.30 614 614 620 620 642 USD [+]
GDP per capita PPP 1739.60 1750 1750 1629 1613 1841 USD [+]
LABOUR Actual Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 Q2/18 2020
Unemployment Rate 8.50 9 9 8.5 8.5 10 percent [+]
Population 28.60 29.01 29.5 29.71 29.92 31.82 Million [+]
PRICES Actual Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 Q2/18 2020
Inflation Rate 5.10 5.6 5.1 5.3 5.5 5.3 percent [+]
Core Inflation Rate 3.00 3.06 3.48 3.58 3.75 4.48 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -1.40 -0.15 0.4 -0.16 -0.13 0.3 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index Cpi 112.50 114 115 116 117 112 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 7.40 6.87 5.66 5.32 5.27 5.41 percent [+]
MONEY Actual Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 Q2/18 2020
Interest Rate 15.00 15 15 15 15 15 percent [+]
TRADE Actual Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 Q2/18 2020
Balance of Trade -7151.00 -6389 -6319 -6440 -6561 -6927 USD Million [+]
Exports 571.41 624 647 626 631 786 USD Million [+]
Imports 7722.80 7560 7400 7441 7496 9060 USD Million [+]
Current Account -595.20 -438 -555 -492 -518 -517 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -22.00 -19 -19 -15 -15 -9 percent [+]
Gold Reserves 21.87 21.87 21.87 21.87 21.87 21.87 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 9.44 9.59 9.64 9.68 9.73 10.32 [+]
GOVERNMENT Actual Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 Q2/18 2020
Government Debt to GDP 8.30 8.5 8.5 9.1 9.1 15 percent [+]
Government Budget -0.70 -0.45 -0.51 -0.49 -0.47 -0.34 percent of GDP [+]
Military Expenditure 187.20 198 204 203 202 188 USD Million [+]
BUSINESS Actual Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 Q2/18 2020
Ease of Doing Business 183.00 176 176 176 176 179 [+]
Corruption Index 15.00 18 20 20 20 23 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 169.00 169 171 171 172 175 [+]
TAXES Actual Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 Q2/18 2020
Corporate Tax Rate 20.00 20 20 20 20 20 percent [+]
Personal Income Tax Rate 20.00 20 20 20 20 20 percent [+]
Sales Tax Rate 10.00 10 10 10 10 10 percent [+]