Afghanistan has the 104th largest economy in the world . The gross domestic product (GDP) of Afghanistan is $19.20 (USD Billion) and its growth was 1.52% from 2014 to 2015. Its highest GDP was recorded in 2012 and its average GDP in the last 10 years is $15.33 (USD Billion).
Afghanistan GDP per capita is $590.27 (USD). However, when factoring in purchase power parity (PPP), it becomes $1,934.19 (USD), making it the 63rd poorest country in the world. The average GDP adjusted to PPP per capita in the last 10 years was $1,624.14 (USD).
Following the fall of terrorist groups like the Taliban, the economy of Afghanistan has steadily been improving. However, major problems still affect the country's pathway to a strong economy. Although it is home to an impressive amount of natural resources which could provide plenty of economic profit, it remains untapped due to political instability. More than a quarter of the population is unemployed, and around the same amount lives under the poverty line.
One of the poorest countries in Eurasia, the invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union, combined with civil war, destroyed much of Afghanistan's infrastructure in the 1970s.
Only about 12% of Afghanistan's land is suitable for farming. However, agriculture remains a large industry in the country, and Afghanistan is known for its growth of high-quality produce, as well as nuts. However, a lack of infrastructure prevents this market from reaching a global scale.
One of the most popular products exported from Afghanistan to other countries is Afghan handwoven rugs. Other elements such as marble have the potential to see export levels grow. In future years, it is predicted that tourism in Afghanistan may grow and contribute to the economy. Once a level of political stability is reached, the country is home to a vast array of natural landscapes that could easily draw tourists, as it once did before the 1970s.
GDP Of Afghanistan Per Year
Afghanistan's GDP & Other Economic Statistics
|GNI per capita, PPP||1,990.00||2,000.00||2,080.00||International $|
|GNI, PPP||64.83||63.41||64.83||International $ Billion|
|Gross domestic savings||-3,326,447,616.00||-4,284,127,232.00||-1,198,670,720.00||USD|
|GDP per capita, PPP||1,934.19||1,939.95||1,941.90||International $|
|GDP per capita growth||-1.29||-1.71||18.00||%|
|GDP per capita||590.27||633.95||690.84||USD|
|Services, etc., value added||9.91||10.48||10.57||USD Billion|
|Industry, value added||4.04||4.32||4.32||USD Billion|
|Manufacturing, value added||2.30||2.38||2.53||USD Billion|
|Agriculture, value added||4.08||4.54||4.86||USD Billion|
|Gross fixed capital formation||4.08||3.66||4.08||USD Billion|
|Tax revenue||7.47||8.85||9.12||% of GDP|
What is Gross Domestic Product (GDP)?
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a measure of market value of all final goods and service produced in a yearly period. This page provides the GDP of Afghanistan – current values and historical information. The information was last updated 2016.
GDP Of Afghanistan vs. Other Countries
|Rank||Country||GDP (USD Billion), 2015|
|107||Bosnia And Herzegovina||16.00|