Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Afghanistan | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Afghanistan World Exports Value (US$) 540 065 594.00 403 441 006.00 388 483 635.00 375 850 935.00 428 902 710.00 514 972 983.00 570 534 007.00 571 404 967.00 596 455 337.00 1 769 008 992.00
Imports Value (US$) 3 019 860 129.00 3 336 434 781.00 5 154 249 867.00 6 390 310 947.00 6 204 984 101.00 8 554 413 749.00 7 697 178 170.00 7 722 865 049.00 6 534 140 413.00 14 813 180 649.00

The value of total merchandise exports from Afghanistan totalled $ 1.76 billion in 2018. (the value of merchandise exports from Afghanistan amounted to $ in 2017)

Afghanistan's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Afghanistan in 2018:

  • Pakistan with a share of 42% (758 million US$)
  • India with a share of 40% (718 million US$)
  • China with a share of 3.21% (56 million US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 2.48% (44 million US$)
  • Iran with a share of 2.29% (40 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 1.78% (31 million US$)
  • Iraq with a share of 1.49% (26 million US$)
  • Tajikistan - 14.7 million US$
  • Saudi Arabia - 13.2 million US$
  • Germany - 11.1 million US$

Exports structure from Afghanistan in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 45% (800 million US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 12.1% (214 million US$): 13 - Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts
  • 10.1% (178 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 10% (177 million US$): 07 - Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
  • 4.98% (88 million US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices
  • 4.27% (75 million US$): 12 - Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
  • 2.52% (44 million US$): 57 - Carpets and other textile floor coverings
  • 1.89% (33 million US$): 52 - Cotton
  • 1.69% (30 million US$): 41 - Raw hides and skins (other than fur skins) and leather
  • 1.45% (25 million US$): 51 - Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric

What did Afghanistan export in 2018?

Afghanistan's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 17.8% ($315 million): 0806 - Grapes, fresh or dried.
  • 12.1% ($214 million): 1302 - Vegetable saps and extracts; pectic substances, pectinates and pectates; agar-agar and other mucilages and thickeners, whether or not modified, derived from vegetable products.
  • 10.1% ($178 million): 2701 - Coal; briquettes, ovoids and similar solid fuels manufactured from coal.
  • 9.7% ($171 million): 0802 - Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
  • 7.66% ($135 million): 0804 - Dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas, mangoes and mangosteens, fresh or dried.
  • 7.41% ($131 million): 0801 - Coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
  • 5.34% ($94 million): 0702 - Tomatoes, fresh or chilled.
  • 2.97% ($52 million): 1207 - Other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, whether or not broken.
  • 2.52% ($44 million): 5701 - Carpets and other textile floor coverings, knotted, whether or not made up.

The value of total merchandise imports to Afghanistan totalled $ 14.8 billion in 2018. (the value of merchandise imports to Afghanistan was equal to $ in 2017)

Afghanistan's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Afghanistan in 2018:

  • Iran with a share of 17% (2.52 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 15.7% (2.33 billion US$)
  • Pakistan with a share of 14.6% (2.17 billion US$)
  • Kazakhstan with a share of 10.6% (1.58 billion US$)
  • Uzbekistan with a share of 7.47% (1.1 billion US$)
  • Japan with a share of 5.58% (828 million US$)
  • Turkmenistan with a share of 5.2% (770 million US$)
  • India with a share of 4.78% (708 million US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 3.81% (564 million US$)
  • Russia with a share of 2.12% (315 million US$)

Imports structure to Afghanistan in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 13% (1.93 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 10.4% (1.55 billion US$): 11 - Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten
  • 7.51% (1.11 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 5.6% (829 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 4.97% (736 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 4.57% (677 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 4.53% (671 million US$): 53 - Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn
  • 4.46% (661 million US$): 68 - Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials
  • 3.98% (589 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 3.58% (530 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles

What did Afghanistan import in 2018?

Afghanistan's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 10.3% ($1.52 billion): 1101 - Wheat or meslin flour.
  • 8.45% ($1.25 billion): 2703 - Peat (including peat litter), whether or not agglomerated.
  • 5.32% ($789 million): 1518 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their fractions, boiled, oxidised, dehydrated, sulphurised, blown, polymerised by heat in vacuum or in inert gas or otherwise chemically modified, excluding those of heading 15.16; inedible mixtures or preparations of animal or vegetable fats or oils or of fractions of different fats or oils of this Chapter, not elsewhere specified or included.
  • 4.29% ($636 million): 5309 - Woven fabrics of flax.
  • 4.09% ($606 million): 6801 - Setts, curbstones and flagstones, of natural stone (except slate).
  • 3.9% ($578 million): 9028 - Gas, liquid or electricity supply or production meters, including calibrating meters therefor.
  • 3.6% ($534 million): 9018 - Instruments and appliances used in medical, surgical, dental or veterinary sciences, including scintigraphic apparatus, other electro-medical apparatus and sight-testing instruments.
  • 2.88% ($427 million): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 2.73% ($405 million): 1701 - Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.

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Afghanistan | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018