International Trade in Afghanistan

International Trade in Afghanistan

In spite of the country's instability and the global economic crisis, Afghanistan has shown during these past years a GDP growth rate higher than 7%.  Its growth in 2010 was very strong (15%) mainly fed by the large construction projects financed by the sponsors of international funds and... Read more

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  • KTM Cporporation

    KTM Cporporation

    Air Freight, Afghanistan

    The KTM Corporation engages in wide range of activities such as Exporters, Importers, Rice, Commodities Traders, Professional...
  • Manohar International

    Manohar International

    Export Management, Afghanistan

    MIPL- Manohar International Pvt. Ltd. is not just a manufacture of refractories..... It is a compehensive solution provider.... We...

Overview About International Trade in Afghanistan

Economic Overview

In spite of the country's instability and the global economic crisis, Afghanistan has shown during these past years a GDP growth rate higher than 7%.  Its growth in 2010 was very strong (15%) mainly fed by the large construction projects financed by the sponsors of international funds and by the income generated from illicit productions, mainly opium poppy cultivation, which represents 90% of the global production:  the reconversion of this sector, however, is one of the priorities of the national and international authorities in 2011.

The bad condition of the infrastructures, military tensions, a poor legislation system and the high level of corruption remain as the main obstacles to the economic development of the country.  The country has established as its new priorities - with the help of its economic sponsors (the World Bank, IMF and Paris Circle) - to maintain a macro-economic stability, to support economic growth and the reduction of poverty. 

Afghanistan remains a very poor country (it is one of the last 15 countries in the global classification of GDP per capita in 2011), where the population must face unemployment, poor sanitary conditions, insubstantial

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