List of companies of Afghanistan

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Location of Afghanistan

Afghanistan is a landlocked country located within South Asia and Central Asia.[1] It has a population of approximately 32 million, making it the 42nd most populous country in the world. It is bordered by Pakistan in the south and east; Iran in the west; Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan in the north; and China in the far northeast. Its territory covers 652,000 km2 (252,000 sq mi), making it the 41st largest country in the world.

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, 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%.[1] According to a 2009 report, about 42% of the population lives on less than $1 a day.[2] The nation has less than $1.5 billion in external debt.[1]

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.[1] It is also due to improvements made to the transportation system and agricultural production, which is the backbone of the nation's economy.[3]

Notable firms[edit]

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.

     Active firms
     State-owned firms
     Defunct firms

Name Industry Sector Headquarters Founded Notes
Afghan Film Consumer services Media Kabul 1968 State run film
Afghan Scene Consumer services Media 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 Travel & leisure Kabul 1955 State-owned, national airline
Ariana TV Consumer services Media Kabul 2005 Television
AZ Corporation Industrials Construction & materials Kabul UNKNOWN Construction
Azizi Bank Financials Banks Kabul 2006 Bank
Bakhtar Afghan Airlines Consumer services Travel & leisure Kabul 1967 Airline, defunct 1988
Bakhtar News Agency Consumer services Media Kabul 1939 Government-owned news agency
Bank-e-Millie Afghan Financials Banks Kabul 1933 Bank
Da Afghanistan Bank Financials Banks Kabul 1939 Central bank
East Horizon Airlines Consumer services Travel & leisure Kabul 2013 Airline
First MicroFinance Bank-Afghanistan Financials Banks Kabul 2004 Microfinance lending bank
Kam Air Consumer services Travel & leisure Kabul 2003 Airline
Khaama Press Consumer services Media Kabul 2010 Online newspaper
Khyber Afghan Airlines Industrials Industrial transportation Jalalabad 2001 Cargo airline
Lion Pictures Consumer services Media Kabul 2015 Production Company
Moby Media Group Consumer services Media Kabul 2002
New Kabul Bank Financials Banks Kabul 2004 Bank
Pajhwok Afghan News Consumer services Media Kabul 2003 News agency
Pamir Airways Consumer services Travel & leisure Kabul 1994 Private airline, defunct 2011
Pashtany Bank Financials Banks Kabul 1954 National Afghan Corporation (government-owned)
Roshan Telecommunications Mobile telecommunications Kabul 2003
Safi Airways Consumer services Travel & leisure Kabul 2006 Private airline
Spinzar Cotton Company Basic materials Basic resources Kunduz 1930[4] cotton
Watan Group Conglomerate Kabul 2002[5] Oil & gas, mining, telecommunications

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Afghanistan". The World Factbook. CIA. Retrieved 5 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Afghanistan: Food still unaffordable for millions". IRIN. 12 March 2009. Archived from the original on 27 August 2010. Retrieved 11 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Agriculture". USAID. Archived from the original on 29 September 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  4. ^ http://bostonreview.net/world/graciana-del-castillo-afghanistans-misguided-economy
  5. ^ http://www.watan-group.com/about.php

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