Official Name: The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Sovereign Status: Sovereign Country
Government Type: Presidential Islamic Republic
Official Name (Local Language): Jomhuri-ye Eslami-ye Afghanestan
ISO Country Codes: AF : AFG
Internet Domain: .af
Government Web Site:
Capital: Kabul Main Airports: Hamid Karzai International Airport
Language(s): Persian; Pushto Population: 37,466,414
Currency: Afghanistan Afghani ISO Currency Code: AFA
Telephone Dial In: +93 ID Prefix: 00

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Central Bank: Da Afghanistan Bank
Currency USD Exchange Rate: 7.87 per US dollar (2017 est.)
Unemployment Rate: 23.9% (2017 est.)
Population below poverty line: 54.5% (2017 est.)
Inflation Rate: 5% (2017 est.)
Prime Lending Rate: 14.80% (2017 - World Bank)
GDP: $20.24 billion (2017 est.)
GDP Pro Capita (PPP): $2,065 (2019 est.)
Currency Name: Afghanistan Afghani
Currency Code: AFA
World Bank Classification: Low Income

GDP Composition:

Agriculture: 22% opium, wheat, fruits, nuts; wool, mutton, sheepskins, lambskins, poppies
Industry: 22% small-scale production of bricks, textiles, soap, furniture, shoes, fertilizer, apparel, food products, non-alcoholic beverages, mineral water, cement; handwoven carpets; natural gas, coal, copper
Services: 56%

Source: Central Intelligence Agency Factbook

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Stock & Securities Exchange: Afghanistan Stock Exchange ;

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Business Language(s): English; Persian; Pushto
Customs & Excise: Afghanistan Customs Department
Development Bank(s): Asian Development Bank; Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank; Islamic Development Bank;
National Standards Bureau: Afghanistan National Standards Authority
Competitive Ind’l Performance: 173/190 (2019) Corruption Perceptions Index: 165/180 (2020)
Ease of Doing Business: 167/190 Enabling Trade Index: N/A
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Export Promotion Agency: Export Promotion Agency of Afghanistan ; Investment Agency: Invest in Afghanistan ;

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