The Economic Complexity Index (ECI) considers Pakistan’s economy as the 70th largest in the world and 89th in terms of complexity. The country’s total export value could reach US $20.29 billion.
Pakistan heavily exports textiles such as house linens ($2.7 billion), non-retail pure cotton yarn ($2.4 billion), and heavy pure woven cotton ($1.2 billion), food such as rice ($2.1 billion) and leather goods and manufactures.
Such commodities are exported to various countries such as the United States ($3.59 billion), China ($3.2 billion) Afghanistan ($2.3 billion) and the United Arab Emirates ($1.8 billion).
Pakistan Country Profile
Official Name (Local Language)
Jamhuryat Islami Pakistan
English; Punjabi; Urdu
Telephone Dial In
Pakistan Exports Profile
Exports ($m USD)
Number of Export Products
Number of Export Partners
Top 5 export partners
% Partner Share
Top 5 Export Products at HS 6 digit level
Semi-milled or wholly milled rice
Men's or boys' ensembles of cotton
Uncombed single cotton yarn, with >=85% cotton,
Bed linen of cotton (excl. printed, knitted or
Toilet linen and kitchen linen, of terry fabric
Chart Showing GDP Growth Compared to rest of world
Textiles and apparel, food processing, pharmaceuticals, construction materials, paper products, fertilizer, shrimp
Other business services
Computer and information services
Cultural and recreational services
Royalties and license fees
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Although Pakistan possesses unexploited oil and gas resources, its failure to explore and utilize such natural resources made the country highly-reliable on imported oil and petroleum products to meet the energy demands of the nation. It has been forecasted that Pakistan’s oil imports would increase from US $13.22 billion from the initial US $10.09 in the past year.
Pakistan’s import products are made up of petroleum and petroleum products, plastics, transportation equipment, paper and paperboard to name a few. All in all, the total value of these imports could reach US $32.71 billion. The country’s major importing partners would include China which items made up 15.35% of total imports, Saudi Arabia (10.5%), the United Arab Emirates (10%) and the United States (approximately 5%).
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