Afghanistan registers trade surplus with Pakistan

Afghanistan registered a merchandise trade surplus of USD 79 million with Pakistan, from July 2021 to June 2022, according to the latest report by the US monitoring agency.

During this time frame, total exports to Pakistan from Afghanistan were worth USD 796.4 million, compared to USD 717 million in Pakistani exports to Afghanistan.

“Afghanistan registered a merchandise trade surplus of USD 79 million with neighboring Pakistan, one of Afghanistan’s largest trading partners, from July 2021 to June 2022, according to the most recent trade data collected by the World Bank,” said Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).

According to the SIGAR report, Afghan exports are driven by mineral fuel, oils, and products, including the recent surge in coal exports. Other Afghan export items are textile and food items such as fruits and vegetables. Afghanistan’s main imports from Pakistan are food products, followed by pharmaceutical products and wood.