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 37.17 million as of 2018. It’s GDP is $19.36 billion.

Trade Statistics

The United States exported $750.6 million to Afghanistan in 2019, down from $1.23 billion in 2018. Transportation equipment made up 28.6% of the total and $214 million. This was followed by non-electrical machinery at $142.6 million and computer and electronic products at $131 million. The U.S. imported a total of $36.3 million from Afghanistan in 2019. Imports consisted of miscellaneous manufactured commodities at $20.9 million, textile mills products at $5.3 million, food manufactures at $4.8 million, and special classification provisions at $1.12 million. (U.S. Department of Commerce).

In 2019, California imported $3.9 million worth of products from Afghanistan. Top imports were textile mills products making up 57.6% and $2.26 million of the total followed by food manufactures, which made up 33.4% and $1.3 million. California exported $27 million to Afghanistan in 2019. Top exports were food manufactures which totaled $8.3 million and 30.8%, computer and electronic products which totaled $6.276 million and 23.2% of the total followed by agricultural products and furniture and fixtures making up 16.9% and 9%, respectively.(U.S. Department of Commerce).

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