Afghanistan is the 165th largest export economy in the world. In 2013, Afghanistan exported $721M and imported $7.97B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $7.25B. In 2013 the GDP of Afghanistan was $20.3B and its GDP per capita was $664.
The top exports of Afghanistan are Raw Cotton ($127M), Tropical Fruits ($67.2M), Grapes ($65.3M), Spice Seeds ($57.3M) and Coal Briquettes ($49.4M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Peat ($1.31B), Refined Petroleum ($597M), Wheat Flours ($399M), Raw Sugar ($318M) and Cement ($280M).
The top export destinations of Afghanistan are Pakistan ($295M), India ($240M), Areas ($33.4M), Finland ($17.4M) and Russia ($13.9M). Afghanistan exports 1.40% of its products to Iran making Iran the 7th ex-port destination of Afghanistan by $10.38M. The top import origins are Pakistan ($2.32B), Areas ($1.16B), the United States ($587M), India ($542M) and China ($429M) Afghanistan imports 4.30% of its needed products from Iran to the value of $342.89M changing Iran to the 7th import origin for this country.
EXHIBITIONS, COMPANIES, AND TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER CENTERS
Afghanistan holds exhibitions in different categories as ICT, Furniture, Textile, Home Appliances, Building, Food technology & agriculture, Industry and Energy, Power & Water.
TRADE WITH ECO COUNTRIES
Afghanistan exports its goods to six ECO countries to the following values out of its total export volume: Turkey (1.40%), Azerbaijan (0.02%), Kazakhstan (0.37%), Kyrgyzstan (0.15%), Pakistan (41%), and Iran (1.40%). Afghanistan imports from some ECO countries to the following values in dollars: Iran ($343M), Turkey ($288M), Azerbaijan ($205M), Pakistan ($2.3B), Kazakhstan ($0.45M), and Kyrgyzstan ($12.2M).