Top 10 Afghanistan Imports

Afghanistan imported goods worth 11362.896526 USD Million in 2018 around the globe.

When seen from a celibate interpretation, 37.44% of Afghanistan’s overall imports in 2018 as per value was acquired from top 5 countries. Approximately 9.73% of imported commodities were supplied from Iran while China shipped products worth 8.98% to Afghanistan. Adding on, these percentages were shipped from Pakistan (8.37%) along with Kazakhstan (6.09%) and Uzbekistan (37.44%).

Given Afghanistan's population of 31.6 Million, its total 875 USD Million in 2018 import revenue interprets to roughly 27.69 USD for each resident within the country.

Afghanistan top imports

Mentioned below are the top 10 product categories that Afghanistan imports. In addition, it reflects the percentage share that each product category depicts in terms of Afghanistan's overall imports.

  • 1. Mineral fuels, oils, distillation products, etc : USD 1939.351383 Million (17.07%)
  • 2. Milling products, malt, starches, inulin, wheat glute : USD 1553.230247 Million (13.67%)
  • 3. Optical, photo, technical, medical, etc apparatus : USD 1113.1883 Million (9.8%)
  • 4. Animal,vegetable fats and oils, cleavage products, et : USD 817.066559 Million (7.19%)
  • 5. Vegetable textile fibres nes, paper yarn, woven fabri : USD 636.672421 Million (5.6%)
  • 6. Stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica, etc articles : USD 623.148321 Million (5.48%)
  • 7. Sugars and sugar confectionery : USD 423.280682 Million (3.73%)
  • 8. Vehicles other than railway, tramway : USD 422.056087 Million (3.71%)
  • 9. Rubber and articles thereof : USD 322.9237 Million (2.84%)
  • 10. Coffee, tea, mate and spices : USD 294.226814 Million (2.59%)

Afghanistan's top 10 imports had edged near 71.68% of the overarching value of its product purchases from other countries.

Edible fruit, nuts, peel of citrus fruit, melons imports resulted in fastest-growing elevation in terms of value within the top 10 import clusters, by being up with 0.0% from 2017 to 2018.

The sole declined product amongst the import group was Edible fruit, nuts, peel of citrus fruit, melons because of its year-over-year drop of 0.0%.

Please note that the results listed above are at the 2-digit Harmonized Tariff System code level. Information presented under other virtual folder tabs is at the more granular 4-digit level.

Trade data of 2018 reveals that Afghanistan importers have spent most amount on the following 10 subsections of Mineral fuels, oils, distillation products, etc.

  • 1. Peat (including peat litter) : USD 1252.49624 million
  • 2. Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons : USD 427.111445 million
  • 3. Petroleum oils, oils from bituminous minerals, crude : USD 109.484606 million
  • 4. Retort carbon, coke or semi coke of coal, lignite,pea : USD 97.232146 million
  • 5. Coal gas, water gas, etc. (not gaseous hydrocarbons) : USD 43.547263 million
  • 6. Petroleum jelly, petroleum wax, other mineral waxes : USD 5.246875 million
  • 7. Coal tar distillation products including oils : USD 4.232808 million

Mentioned data along with the percentage gains clears that the strongest demand of goods lay in Mineral fuels, oils, distillation products, etc imports amongst the Afghanistan businesses.

2018 trade data of Afghanistan represents that the Afghanistan importers has majorly spent a huge amount over the following 10 subclusters of Milling products, malt, starches, inulin, wheat glute products.

  • 1. Wheat or meslin flour : USD 1528.949462 million
  • 2. Cereal flours other than of wheat or meslin : USD 18.915043 million
  • 3. Starches, inulin : USD 5.365742 million

All these subcategories along with amounts as well as overall percentage gains clarifies that within Afghanistan business and consumers the largest demand was for Milling products, malt, starches, inulin, wheat glute imports.

Afghanistan importers had spent huge amount over the following 10 subcategories of Optical, photo, technical, medical, etc apparatus in the year 2018.

  • 1. Gas, liquid or electricity supply or production meter : USD 578.505918 million
  • 2. Instruments etc for medical, surgical, dental, etc us : USD 534.490863 million
  • 3. Photographic cameras (except cine), accessories : USD 0.170807 million
  • 4. Cinematographic cameras and projectors : USD 0.012481 million
  • 5. Binoculars, monoculars, telescopes, etc : USD 0.008231 million

Mentioned amounts along with the percentage gains clears that the strongest demand within Afghanistan consumers was for imported Optical, photo, technical, medical, etc apparatus.

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