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Country Brief

Pakistan is located in Southern Asia, bordering the Arabian Sea, between India on the East, Iran and Afghanistan on the West and China in the North. Pakistan maintains a trade deficit due to high imports of energy products including fuel, machinery equipment and chemicals. Main import partners are the United Arab Emirates and China. Textiles account for most of Pakistan's export earnings. Pakistan is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

Export potential

Notes: Top 20 products listed in decreasing order of their export potential to the world. Development indicators are relative to the country’s current situation, green indicating performance above its trade-weighted median and red otherwise. A blank cell indicates that data are not available. A blank cell in export potential means that the product was not consistently demanded over five years by any country in the respective region. Exports (US$ thousand) correspond to average exports to the world over the period 2009-2013.