Trading Partner Portal: Afghanistan
Afghanistan 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 35.5 million as of 2017. It’s GDP is $20 billion.
The United States exported $941 million to Afghanistan in 2017. Transportation equipment made up 69.8% of the total and $657 million. This was followed by computer and electronic products at $84 million, non-electrical machinery at $44 million and fabricated metal products at $41 million. The U.S. imported a total of $14.4 million from Afghanistan in 2017. Imports consisted of textile mills products at $4.1 million, re-imported goods at $2.5 million, food manufactures at $1.9 million, and miscellaneous manufactured commodities at $1.69 million. (U.S. Department of Commerce).
In 2017, California imported $3.1 million worth of products from Afghanistan. Top imports were textile mills products making up 63.8% and $4 million of the total followed by food manufactures, which made up 17.6% and $559,219. California exported $17 million to Afghanistan in 2017. Top exports were computer and electronic products which totaled $7.37 million and 42.1% of the total followed by machinery except electrical and food manufactures making up just over 20% each.(U.S. Department of Commerce).