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 38.04 million as of 2019. It’s GDP is $19.29 billion.

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Trade Statistics

The United States exported $670.88 million to Afghanistan in 2020, down from $757 million in 2019. Transportation equipment made up 41.7% of the total and $279.8 million. This was followed by computer and electronic products at $108.6 million and non-electrical machinery at $97.2 million. The U.S. imported a total of $16.95 million from Afghanistan in 2020. Imports consisted of textile mills products at $5.1 million, food manufactures at $4.68 million, and special classification provisions at $1.3 million. (U.S. Department of Commerce).

In 2020, California imported $4.1 million worth of products from Afghanistan. Top imports were food manufactures making up 40.1% and $1.6 million of the total, followed by textile mills products making up 32.2% and $1.3 million. California exported $23.48 million to Afghanistan in 2020. Top exports were food manufactures which totaled $5.6 million and 23.9%, computer and electronic products which totaled $4.7 million and 20.1% of the total followed by transportation equipment and agricultural products making up 16.5% and 15.9%, respectively.(U.S. Department of Commerce).

U.S. foreign direct investment into Afghanistan totaled $18 million in 2019 (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