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International Rankings of Afghanistan - 2024


SOURCE: 2024 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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This table lists the international rankings of Afghanistan, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of Afghanistan, can be found in the main country ranks menu.
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Ranked Data Rank Value Year
Communications
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 60 0.1 2020
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total 155 26570 2020
Internet users - percent of population 104 18 % 2020
Internet users - total 80 7.020 million 2020
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 60 N/A 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions 127 145787 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 89 57 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions 56 23.000 million 2021
Economy
Average household expenditures - on alcohol and tobacco 59 N/A % of household expenditures 2024
Average household expenditures - on food 95 N/A % of household expenditures 2024
Budget - expenditures 116 5.293 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget - revenues 110 5.093 billion US Dollars 2019
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 109 15.1 % of GDP 0
Current account balance 173 3.137 billion US Dollars 2020
Debt - external 187 284.000 million US Dollars 1011
Exports 166 1.476 billion US Dollars 2020
GDP (official exchange rate) 119 20.240 billion US Dollars 2017
GDP - composition by end use - exports of goods and services 182 6.7 % of GDP 2016
GDP - composition by end use - government consumption 106 12 % of GDP 2016
GDP - composition by end use - household consumption 30 81.6 % of GDP 2016
GDP - composition by end use - imports of goods and services 102 47.6 % of GDP 2016
GDP - composition by end use - investment in fixed capital 107 17.2 % of GDP 2016
GDP - composition by end use - investment in inventories 1 30 % of GDP 2016
GDP - composition by sector of origin - agriculture 35 23 % of GDP 2016
GDP - composition by sector of origin - industry 113 21.1 % of GDP 2016
GDP - composition by sector of origin - services 122 55.9 % of GDP 2016
Gini Index coefficient - distribution of family income 110 29.4 % 2008
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% 90 24 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 2008
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% 14 3.8 % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 0
Imports 129 6.983 billion US Dollars 2020
Industrial production growth rate 191 14.19 % 2021
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 126 2.3 % 2019
Labor force 58 9.390 million US Dollars 2021
Population below poverty line 16 54.5 % 2016
Public debt 192 7 % of GDP 2017
Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 107 60.803 billion US Dollars 2021
Real GDP growth rate 203 20.74 % 2021
Real GDP per capita 167 1500 US Dollars 2021
Remittances 72 3.92 2020
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 81 9.749 billion US Dollars 2020
Taxes and other revenues 180 9.9 % of GDP 0
Unemployment rate 44 13.28 % 2021
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - female 79 26.481 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - male 70 18.6 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - total 65 20.2 % 2021
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions - from coal and metallurgical coke 63 4.158 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from consumed natural gas 111 267000 metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Carbon dioxide emissions - from petroleum and other liquids 132 3.468 million metric tonnes of CO2 2019
Coal - consumption 63 2.096 million metric tons 2020
Coal - exports 62 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - imports 112 0 metric tons 2020
Coal - production 48 2.096 million metric tons 2020
Coal - proven reserves 62 66.000 million metric tons 2019
Electricity - consumption 119 5.913 billion kWh 2019
Electricity - exports 98 0 kWh 2019
Electricity - imports 39 4.912 billion kWh 2019
Electricity - installed generating capacity 139 776000 kWh 2020
Electricity - transmission/distribution losses 165 61.600 million kWh 2019
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas 16 97 2021
Electricity access - electrification - total population 14 97.7 2021
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas 6 99.5 2021
Electricity access - population without electricity 26 N/A 2024
Electricity generation sources - biomass and waste 57 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - fossil fuels 140 15.9 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - geothermal 17 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - hydroelectricity 19 79.1 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - nuclear 34 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - solar 26 5.1 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - tide and wave 6 0 % 2020
Electricity generation sources - wind 73 0 % 2020
Energy consumption per capita 179 3.227 million Btu/person 2019
Natural gas - consumption 112 80.193 million cubic meters 2020
Natural gas - exports 57 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - imports 88 0 cubic meters 2021
Natural gas - production 81 80.193 million cubic meters 2020
Natural gas - proven reserves 60 49.554 billion cubic meters 2021
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate exports 73 0 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate imports 82 0 bbl/day 2018
Petroleum - crude oil estimated reserves 89 0 bbl/day 2021
Petroleum - refined petroleum consumption 132 24300 bbl/day 2019
Petroleum - total petroleum production 106 0 bbl/day 2021
Refined petroleum products - exports 128 0 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - imports 99 34210 bbl/day 2015
Refined petroleum products - production 112 0 bbl/day 2015
Environment
Air pollutants - carbon dioxide emissions 105 8.67 megatons 2016
Air pollutants - methane emissions 17 90.98 megatons 2020
Air pollutants - particulate matter emissions 3 62.49 micrograms per cubic meter 2019
Land use - agricultural land 42 58.1 2018
Land use - arable land 87 11.8 2018
Land use - forest 170 1.8 2018
Land use - permanent crops 82 0.3 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 20 46 2018
Revenue from coal 12 0.45 % of GDP 2018
Revenue from forest resources 80 0.2 % of GDP 2018
Total renewable water resources 83 65.330 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - agricultural 24 20.000 billion cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - industrial 78 170.000 million cubic meters 2020
Total water withdrawal - municipal 94 200.000 million cubic meters 2020
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 33 3.34 2025
Urbanization - urban population 163 26.9 2023
Geography
Area - land 46 652230 sq km 0
Area - total 46 652230 sq km 0
Area - water 218 043 sq km 0
Coastline 191 0 km 0
Elevation - highest point 14 7492 meters 0
Elevation - lowest point 14 258 meters 0
Elevation - mean elevation 8 1884 meters 0
Irrigated land 22 24930 sq km 2020
Land boundaries - total 25 5987 km 0
Land use - agricultural land 42 58.1 2018
Land use - arable land 87 11.8 2018
Land use - forest 170 1.8 2018
Land use - permanent crops 82 0.3 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 20 46 2018
Military
Military expenditures 14 3.3 % of GDP 2019
Population
Alcohol consumption per capita - beer 152 0 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - other alcohols 63 0 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - spirits 134 0.01 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - total 167 0.01 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Alcohol consumption per capita - wine 96 0 liters of pure alcohol 2019
Birth rate 15 34.8 births/1,000 population 2023
Child marriage - men married by age 18 45 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 15 33 4.2 0
Child marriage - women married by age 18 26 28.3 2017
Children under the age of 5 years underweight 12 19.1 % 2018
Contraceptive prevalence rate 117 18.9 % 2018
Current health expenditure 4 15.5 % of GDP 2020
Currently married women (ages 15-49) 13 70.3 % 2023
Death rate 16 12.1 deaths/1,000 population 2023
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio 145 4.8 % 0
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio 9 22.5 % 2021
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio 17 84.6 % 0
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio 15 80.2 % 0
Drinking water source - improved 1 100 % of population 0
Drinking water source - rural 26 31.7 % of population 0
Drinking water source - total 19 23.5 % of population 2020
Drinking water source - unimproved 64 0 % of population 0
Education expenditures 57 2.9 % of GDP 2020
Gross reproduction rate 15 2.21 % 2023
Infant mortality rate - female 20 94.21 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - male 1 111.5 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - total 1 103.1 deaths/1,000 live births 2023
Life expectancy at birth - female 230 55.7227 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - male 149 52.5 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - total population 148 54.1 years 2023
Literacy - definition 2 15 0
Literacy - female 120 22.6 % 2021
Literacy - male 94 52.1 % 0
Literacy - total population 106 37.3 % 0
Maternal mortality ratio 8 620 deaths/100,000 live births 2020
Median age - female 15 20203 years 0
Median age - male 146 19.8 years 0
Median age - total 140 19.9 years 2023
Mother's mean age at first birth 76 19.9 2015
Net migration rate 59 0.1 migrant(s)/1,000 population 0
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 132 5.5 % 2016
Physicians density 138 0.25 physicians/1,000 population 2020
Population 36 39.232 million 2023
Population growth rate 29 2.26 % 2023
Sanitation facility access - improved 55 88.2 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - rural 43 48 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - total 36 38.6 % of population 2020
Sanitation facility access - unimproved 40 11.8 % of population 0
Sex ratio - 0-14 years 13 1.03 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 15-64 years 20 1.03 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 65 years and over 28 0.85 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - at birth 9 1.05 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - total population 16 1.03 male(s)/female 0
Total fertility rate 16 4.53 children born/woman 2023
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 33 3.34 2025
Urbanization - urban population 163 26.9 2023
Transportation
Airports 69 67 2024
Heliports 58 8 2024
Merchant marine - total 144 N/A 2024
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers 73 29.560 million 2018
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers 86 1.723 million 2018
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers 89 13 0
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers 25 3 2020
Railways - narrow gauge 66 N/A 2024
Railways - total 103 N/A km 2024
Roadways - paved 39 17903 km 2021
Roadways - total 57 34903 km 2021
Waterways 58 1200 km 2011

*CALCULATED FIGURES are those that we calculated from data presented by the CIA World Factbook. For example, we calculated population density by dividing the total population by the land area, the electricity consumption per capita by dividing electricity consumption by the total population, etc.

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