List of companies of Afghanistan
Afghanistan is an impoverished least developed country, one of the world's poorest because of decades of war and lack of foreign investment. As of 2014[update], the nation's GDP stands at about $60.58 billion with an exchange rate of $20.31 billion, and the GDP per capita is $1,900. The country's exports totaled $2.7 billion in 2012. Its unemployment rate was reported in 2008 at about 35%. According to a 2009 report, about 42% of the population lives on less than $1 a day. The nation has less than $1.5 billion in external debt.
The Afghan economy has been growing at about 10% per year in the last decade, which is due to the infusion of over $50 billion in international aid and remittances from Afghan expats. It is also due to improvements made to the transportation system and agricultural production, which is the backbone of the nation's economy.
This list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are included and noted as defunct.
|Afghan Film||Consumer services||Broadcasting & entertainment||Kabul||1968||State run film|
|Afghan Scene||Consumer services||Publishing||Kabul||2004||Magazine|
|Afghan Telecom||Telecommunications||Fixed line telecommunications||Kabul||2005|
|Afghan Wireless||Telecommunications||Mobile telecommunications||Kabul||1998|
|Afghanistan International Bank||Financials||Banks||Kabul||2004||Commercial bank|
|Ariana Afghan Airlines||Consumer services||Airlines||Kabul||1955||State-owned, national airline|
|Ariana TV||Consumer services||Broadcasting & entertainment||Kabul||2005||Television|
|AZ Corporation||Industrials||Building materials & fixtures||Kabul||2001||Construction|
|Bakhtar Afghan Airlines||Consumer services||Airlines||Kabul||1967||Airline, defunct 1988|
|Bakhtar News Agency||Consumer services||Broadcasting & entertainment||Kabul||1939||Government-owned news agency|
|Da Afghanistan Bank||Financials||Banks||Kabul||1939||Central bank|
|East Horizon Airlines||Consumer services||Airlines||Kabul||2013||Airline|
|First MicroFinance Bank-Afghanistan||Financials||Banks||Kabul||2004||Microfinance lending bank|
|Kam Air||Consumer services||Airlines||Kabul||2003||Airline|
|Khaama Press||Consumer services||Publishing||Kabul||2010||Online newspaper|
|Khyber Afghan Airlines||Industrials||Industrial transportation||Jalalabad||2001||Cargo airline|
|Moby Media Group||Consumer services||Broadcasting & entertainment||Kabul||2002|
|New Kabul Bank||Financials||Banks||Kabul||2004||Bank|
|Pajhwok Afghan News||Consumer services||Broadcasting & entertainment||Kabul||2003||News agency|
|Pamir Airways||Consumer services||Airlines||Kabul||1994||Private airline, defunct 2011|
|Pashtany Bank||Financials||Banks||Kabul||1954||National Afghan Corporation (government-owned)|
|Safi Airways||Consumer services||Airlines||Kabul||2006||Private airline|
|Spinzar Cotton Company||Consumer goods||Farming, fishing & plantations||Kunduz||1930||Cotton|
|Watan Group||Conglomerate||-||Kabul||2002||Oil & gas, mining, telecommunications|
Bank-e-Millie Afghan main office.
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