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Afghanistan Trade Summary

2012

Afghanistan exports, imports, tariff by year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR AFGHANISTAN 2012

Overall Exports and Imports for Afghanistan 2012

Exports and imports of Afghanistan in 2012 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 429 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 6,205 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 5 products were exported to 7 countries and 15 products were imported from 8 countries.

Afghanistan top 5 Export and Import partners 2012

Top five countries to which Afghanistan exported in 2012 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. Afghanistan exports to Pakistan worth US$ 201 million, with a partner share of 46.96 percent.
  2. Afghanistan exports to Unspecified worth US$ 123 million, with a partner share of 28.70 percent.
  3. Afghanistan exports to India worth US$ 70 million, with a partner share of 16.25 percent.
  4. Afghanistan exports to Iran, Islamic Rep. worth US$ 27 million, with a partner share of 6.20 percent.
  5. Afghanistan exports to China worth US$ 5 million, with a partner share of 1.12 percent.

Top five countries from which Afghanistan imported goods in 2012 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. Afghanistan imports from Unspecified worth US$ 3,102 million, with a partner share of 50.00 percent.
  2. Afghanistan imports from Pakistan worth US$ 883 million, with a partner share of 14.23 percent.
  3. Afghanistan imports from China worth US$ 714 million, with a partner share of 11.50 percent.
  4. Afghanistan imports from Japan worth US$ 601 million, with a partner share of 9.68 percent.
  5. Afghanistan imports from Iran, Islamic Rep. worth US$ 499 million, with a partner share of 8.04 percent.

Afghanistan Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2012

The top five exported HS 6 digit level products to world by Afghanistan along with trade value are:

  1. Afghanistan exported Carpets and other textile floor coverings, of w , worth US$ 72,759.13 million.
  2. Afghanistan exported Seeds of cumin , worth US$ 54,147.30 million.
  3. Afghanistan exported Sesamum seeds , worth US$ 20,641.42 million.
  4. Afghanistan exported Guts, bladders and stomachs of animals (excl. f , worth US$ 1,014.80 million.

The top five imported HS 6 digit level products from world by Afghanistan along with trade value are

  1. Afghanistan imported Peat (incl. peat litter) , worth US$ 1,517,526.13 million.
  2. Afghanistan imported Wheat or meslin flour , worth US$ 175,498.34 million.
  3. Afghanistan imported Setts, curbstones and flagstones of natural sto , worth US$ 163,333.24 million.
  4. Afghanistan imported Braids, in the piece , worth US$ 110,201.40 million.
  5. Afghanistan imported Black tea (fermented) and partly fermented tea , worth US$ 69,063.80 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2012

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2012 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2012

Tariffs imposed by Afghanistan in 2012 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was 50 percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was 6.51 percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was 7.12 .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were 37,430.32 and duty free tariff line items share was 0.10 percent.

Development Indicators 2012

Key Development Indicators of Afghanistan in 2012 are below

  • Afghanistan GDP in current US dollar was 19,907 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 640.00 .
  • Afghanistan Trade balance: as % of GDP was -43.65.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was -8,690.00 million.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was 81.59 .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 18.01 .

Trade Indicators 2012

Trade Indicators for Afghanistan in 2012 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.24.
  • Index of export market penetration was 1.72.
  • World Growth in percentage was 0.02 and Afghanistan Country Growth was 11.14 .