Afghanistan: Trade balance, in dollars

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 Afghanistan

Trade balance, billion USD

 Latest value -5.51
 Year 2020
 Measure billion U.S. dollars
 Data availability 1979 - 2020
 Average -3.15
 Min - Max -8.67 - -0.18
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Afghanistan from 1979 to 2020. The average value for Afghanistan during that period was -3.15 billion U.S. dollars with a minimum of -8.67 billion U.S. dollars in 2013 and a maximum of -0.18 billion U.S. dollars in 1980. The latest value from 2020 is -5.51 billion U.S. dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 173 countries is 2.62 billion U.S. dollars. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Afghanistan - Trade balance, in dollars - recent values

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Afghanistan - Trade balance, in dollars - historical chart - 1979-2020




Definition: Net trade in goods and services is derived by offsetting imports of goods and services against exports of goods and services. Exports and imports of goods and services comprise all transactions involving a change of ownership of goods and services between residents of one country and the rest of the world. Data are in current U.S. dollars.


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 Terms of trade 106.03 2021 percent
 Trade openness 50.30 2021 percent
 Exports, percent of GDP 10.84 1978 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 2.05 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Growth of exports 7.24 2021 percent
 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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