Afghanistan: GDP share of agriculture

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 Afghanistan

Value added in the agricultural sector as percent of GDP

 Latest value 33.60
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2002 - 2021
 Average 27.66
 Min - Max 20.63 - 38.63
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 2002 to 2021. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 27.66 percent with a minimum of 20.63 percent in 2015 and a maximum of 38.63 percent in 2002. The latest value from 2021 is 33.6 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 179 countries is 10.26 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Afghanistan - GDP share of agriculture - Recent values chart

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Afghanistan - GDP share of agriculture - historical chart - 2002-2021




The importance of agriculture in the economy of Afghanistan and other countries is measured as the value added of the agricultural sector as percent of GDP. Agriculture includes forestry, hunting, and fishing, as well as the cultivation of crops and livestock production.
Definition: Agriculture, forestry, and fishing corresponds to ISIC divisions 1-3 and includes forestry, hunting, and fishing, as well as cultivation of crops and livestock production. Value added is the net output of a sector after adding up all outputs and subtracting intermediate inputs. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or depletion and degradation of natural resources. The origin of value added is determined by the International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC), revision 4. Note: For VAB countries, gross value added at factor cost is used as the denominator.

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 Percent agricultural land 58.74 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 46.59 2022 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 33.60 2021 percent
 Agriculture value added 4.89 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 383,130 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 121.3 2022 index points
 Precipitation 327 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 12.0 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 2,253 2022 kg per hectar
 Food production index 111.4 2022 index points
 Fertilizer use 5.2 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 95.4 2022 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 12,084.4 2021 sq. km
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