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 Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Currency 68.16 67.25 67.91 69.91 69.24 79.9 [+]
GDP Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
GDP Annual Growth Rate -2.40 1.9 1.9 1.9 3.3 5.2 percent [+]
GDP 19.30 16 16 16 17.68 23 USD Billion [+]
GDP per capita 619.80 628 615 619 619 642 USD [+]
GDP per capita PPP 1808.00 1750 1750 1750 1806 1841 USD [+]
LABOUR Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Unemployment Rate 40.00 35 35 35 30 18 percent [+]
Population 28.60 28.52 29.01 29.5 29.71 31.82 Million [+]
PRICES Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Inflation Rate 6.60 5.2 5.6 5.1 5.3 5.3 percent [+]
Core Inflation Rate 4.10 3.98 4.07 4.14 4.1 4.1 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom -0.10 0.1 0.13 0.4 0.1 0.3 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index Cpi 111.40 111 111 111 111 111 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 9.40 10.69 11.18 11.31 11.35 11.36 percent [+]
MONEY Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Interest Rate 15.00 15 15 15 15 15 percent [+]
TRADE Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Balance of Trade -7151.00 -6850 -6319 -6440 -6440 -6927 USD Million [+]
Exports 571.41 610 624 647 626 786 USD Million [+]
Imports 7722.80 7400 7560 7400 7441 9060 USD Million [+]
Current Account -4809.97 -3679 -3244 -2809 -3253 -4454 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -22.00 -33.8 -32.14 -30.48 -32.44 -49.29 percent [+]
Gold Reserves 21.87 21.87 21.87 21.87 21.87 21.87 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 9.44 9.54 9.59 9.64 9.68 10.32 [+]
GOVERNMENT Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Government Debt to GDP 6.60 8.5 8.5 8.5 7.09 15 percent [+]
Government Budget -0.70 -0.61 -0.42 -0.22 -0.16 0.29 percent of GDP [+]
Military Expenditure 217.30 250 244 237 240 256 USD Million [+]
BUSINESS Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 2020
Ease of Doing Business 183.00 176 176 176 176 179 [+]
Corruption Index 15.00 16 18 20 20 23 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 169.00 166 169 171 171 175 [+]
TAXES Actual Q2/17 Q3/17 Q4/17 Q1/18 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 [+]