Afghanistan Trading Partner Portal

Trading Partner Portal: Afghanistan


Trade Overview

afghanistan-usa-ca-flagsAfghanistan is a landlocked country with much of its land covered by the Hindu Kush mountain range which experience harsh winters and deserts in the south that experience hot summers. Afghanistan is a unitary presidential republic with a population of 38.9 million as of 2020. It’s GDP is $20.12 billion.

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Trade Statistics

The United States exported $236 million to Afghanistan in 2021, down from $671 million in 2020. Transportation equipment made up $137 million of the total. This was followed by computer and electronic products at $21 million and non-electrical machinery at $13 million. The U.S. imported a total of $22 million from Afghanistan in 2021. Imports consisted of textile mills products at $8 million, processed foods at $6 million, and miscellaneous manufactured goods at $2 million. (U.S. Department of Commerce).

In 2021, California imported $5 million worth of products from Afghanistan. Top imports were textile mills products and processed foods which each made up $2 million. California exported $8 million to Afghanistan in 2021. Top exports were agricultural products which totaled $3 million, followed by computer and electronic products, chemicals, processed foods, and transportation equipment which each totaled around $1 million.(U.S. Department of Commerce).

U.S. foreign direct investment into Afghanistan totaled $17 million in 2020 (Bureau of Economic Analysis).

Posting First Rise Since 2014, U.S. Exports to Arab World Grow 4 PErcent to $62.64 Billion in 2019
National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce, February 9, 2020

U.S. Goods Exports to Arab Countries 2018 vs. 2019
National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce, February 2020

Trade Agreements

Trade Agreements