Annual International Trade Statistics by Country
Publication date: 2020-02-10
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 173 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Afghanistan | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodity 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$) 540 065 594.00 403 441 006.00 388 483 635.00 375 850 935.00 428 902 710.00 514 972 983.00 570 534 007.00 571 404 967.00 596 455 337.00 884 504 496.00
Imports Value (US$) 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 7 406 590 324.00

The value of merchandise exports from Afghanistan totalled $ 884 million 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% (379 million US$)
  • India with a share of 40% (359 million US$)
  • China with a share of 3.21% (28 million US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 2.48% (22 million US$)
  • Iran with a share of 2.29% (20 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 1.78% (15.7 million US$)
  • Iraq with a share of 1.49% (13.1 million US$)
  • Tajikistan - 7.39 million US$
  • Saudi Arabia - 6.6 million US$
  • Germany - 5.58 million US$

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

  • 45% (400 million US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 12.1% (107 million US$): 13 - Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts
  • 10.1% (89 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 10% (88 million US$): 07 - Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers
  • 4.98% (44 million US$): 09 - Coffee, tea, matT and spices
  • 4.27% (37 million US$): 12 - Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
  • 2.52% (22 million US$): 57 - Carpets and other textile floor coverings
  • 1.89% (16.7 million US$): 52 - Cotton
  • 1.69% (15 million US$): 41 - Raw hides and skins (other than fur skins) and leather
  • 1.45% (12.8 million US$): 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% ($157 million): 0806 - Grapes, fresh or dried.
  • 12.1% ($107 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% ($89 million): 2701 - Coal; briquettes, ovoids and similar solid fuels manufactured from coal.
  • 9.7% ($85 million): 0802 - Other nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
  • 7.66% ($67 million): 0804 - Dates, figs, pineapples, avocados, guavas, mangoes and mangosteens, fresh or dried.
  • 7.41% ($65 million): 0801 - Coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
  • 5.34% ($47 million): 0702 - Tomatoes, fresh or chilled.
  • 2.97% ($26 million): 1207 - Other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, whether or not broken.
  • 2.52% ($22 million): 5701 - Carpets and other textile floor coverings, knotted, whether or not made up.

The value of merchandise imports to Afghanistan totalled $ 7.4 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% (1.26 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 15.7% (1.16 billion US$)
  • Pakistan with a share of 14.6% (1.08 billion US$)
  • Kazakhstan with a share of 10.6% (790 million US$)
  • Uzbekistan with a share of 7.47% (553 million US$)
  • Japan with a share of 5.58% (414 million US$)
  • Turkmenistan with a share of 5.2% (385 million US$)
  • India with a share of 4.78% (354 million US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 3.81% (282 million US$)
  • Russia with a share of 2.12% (157 million US$)

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

  • 13% (969 million US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 10.4% (776 million US$): 11 - Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten
  • 7.51% (556 million US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof
  • 5.6% (414 million US$): 15 - Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes
  • 4.97% (368 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 4.57% (338 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 4.53% (335 million US$): 53 - Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn
  • 4.46% (330 million US$): 68 - Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials
  • 3.98% (294 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 3.58% (265 million US$): 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% ($764 million): 1101 - Wheat or meslin flour.
  • 8.45% ($626 million): 2703 - Peat (including peat litter), whether or not agglomerated.
  • 5.32% ($394 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% ($318 million): 5309 - Woven fabrics of flax.
  • 4.09% ($303 million): 6801 - Setts, curbstones and flagstones, of natural stone (except slate).
  • 3.9% ($289 million): 9028 - Gas, liquid or electricity supply or production meters, including calibrating meters therefor.
  • 3.6% ($267 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% ($213 million): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 2.73% ($202 million): 1701 - Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form.

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