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Afghanistan's economy is recovering from decades of conflict. The economy has improved significantly since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001 largely because of the infusion of international assistance, the recovery of the agricultural sector, and service sector growth. Despite the progress of the past few years, Afghanistan is extremely poor, landlocked, and highly dependent on foreign aid, agriculture, and trade with neighboring countries. Much of the population continues to suffer from shortages of housing, clean water, electricity, medical care, and jobs. Criminality, insecurity, weak governance, and the ...  More..

Economy of Afghanistan
SOURCE: CIA - The World Factbook
Currency Afghani
Fiscal Year 21 March - 20 March
GDP (PPP) $23.35 billion (2009 est.)
GDP (per capita) $800 (2009 est.)
Exports $547 million (2009 est.)
Imports $5.3 billion (2008 est.)
Main Industries Small-scale Production Of Textiles, Soap, Furniture, Shoes, Fertilizer, Apparel, Food-products, Non-alcoholic Beverages, Mineral Water, Cement; Handwoven Carpets; Natural Gas, Coal, Copper
Exports - Commodities Opium, Fruits and Nuts, Handwoven Carpets, Wool, Cotton, Hides and Pelts, Precious and Semi-precious Gems
Imports - Commodities Machinery and Other Capital Goods, Food, Textiles, Petroleum Products
Exports Partners India 23.5%, Pakistan 17.7%, US 16.5%, Tajikistan 12.8%, Netherlands 6.9% (2008)
Imports Partners Pakistan 36%, US 9.3%, Germany 7.5%, India 6.9% (2008)

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