Afghanistan: Remittances, percent of GDP

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 Afghanistan

Remittances as percent of GDP

 Latest value 2.1
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2005 - 2021
 Average 2
 Min - Max 0 - 4.45
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 2005 to 2021. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was 2 percent with a minimum of 0 percent in 2005 and a maximum of 4.45 percent in 2018. The latest value from 2021 is 2.1 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 182 countries is 5.54 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Afghanistan - Remittances, percent of GDP - recent values

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Afghanistan - Remittances, percent of GDP - historical chart - 2005-2021




Definition: Personal remittances comprise personal transfers and compensation of employees. Personal transfers consist of all current transfers in cash or in kind made or received by resident households to or from nonresident households. Personal transfers thus include all current transfers between resident and nonresident individuals. Compensation of employees refers to the income of border, seasonal, and other short-term workers who are employed in an economy where they are not resident and of residents employed by nonresident entities. Data are the sum of two items defined in the sixth edition of the IMF's Balance of Payments Manual: personal transfers and compensation of employees.


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 Trade openness 50.30 2021 percent
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 Imports, percent of GDP 13.87 1978 percent
 Imports, billion dollars 5.29 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP 0.14 2021 percent
 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars 0.02 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Portfolio investment inflows, equities 0.00 2020 million dollars (current)
 Current account, percent of GDP 11.16 2020 percent
 Current account, in dollars -3.14 2020 billion U.S. dollars
 Trade balance, percent of GDP -22.73 2021 percent
 Trade balance, in dollars -5.51 2020 billion U.S. dollars
 Reserves 9.75 2020 billion U.S. dollars
 Remittances, percent of GDP 2.10 2021 percent
 Remittances 722.23 2020 million U.S. dollars
 Net errors and omissions 2,997.40 2020 million USD
 External debt 24.18 2021 percent
 Short-term external debt 11.61 2022 percent
 Short-term debt to reserves 4.46 2020 percent
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