List of Pakistani provinces by gross domestic product
This is a list of provinces of Pakistan by their gross state product (GSP) (the value of the total economy, and goods and services produced in the respective province) in nominal terms. GSP is the provincial-level counterpart of the national gross domestic product (GDP), the most comprehensive measure of a country's economic activity.
Pakistan, as of 2016, had a gross domestic product (GDP) of $304 billion US$. This value can be further divided into the provincial levels (GSP), providing an outlook of how much value each province contributes to the national GDP. Pakistan has traditionally followed a "top-down" approach in its analysis of economic development; that is, authorities have scarcely attempted to break up national GDP statistics into provincial and subnational units and have focused more on the federation as a whole. Thus, many accounts of provincial GDPs that do exist have usually been projected estimates made by economists, based on the likely percentage of contribution of the respective province to the national GDP and some yearly studies.
As of 2016, Punjab had the largest economy in Pakistan (contributing 53.3% to Pakistan's GDP), followed by Sindh (29%), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (9%) Balochistan (3.65%) Azad Kashmir(2.3%) and Gilgit-Baltistan (1.5%) respectively. Islamabad, the capital entity, contributes about 1%; while FATA contribute 0.5% according to economist.
Punjab, which is the largest province in terms of population, dominates other provinces in contributing to the national economy. As of 2016, Punjab had a GDP of $162 billion which has steadily continued to grow. It is featured well within the list of country subdivisions with a GDP over $100 billion. Sindh's GDP with 88 billion is to a large extent influenced by the economy of Karachi, its capital and Pakistan's largest city.
Provinces by GDP (nominal)
Figures are derived from statistics in 2017
|Province or territory||GSP
|GSP per capita
Top cities by GDP (PPP)
|Rank||City||Province||2017 PPP GDP
|1||Karachi||Sindh||$223 billion||25 million|
|2||Lahore||Punjab||$127 billion||13 million|
|3||Faisalabad||Punjab||$64 billion||9 million|
|4||Islamabad||Islamabad Capital Territory||$14 billion||1.8 million|
|Rank||City||Province||2017 Nominal GDP
|1||Karachi||Sindh||$64 billion||25 million|
|2||Lahore||Punjab||$35 billion||13 million|
|3||Faisalabad||Punjab||$18 billion||9 million|
|4||Islamabad||Islamabad Capital Territory||$4 billion||1.8 million|
Top cities by GDP (Nominal)
|Rank||City||Province||2011 Nominal GDP
|Population||Per Capita Income
|1||Karachi||Sindh||$32 billion||25.4 million||$6,000|
|2||Lahore||Punjab||$13 billion||10.7 million||$5,000|
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