All Sectors

Agriculture

Agriculture is a fundamental means of livelihood in Afghanistan, generating 50% of the country's GDP and supporting 85% of its people. The climate of Afghanistan is well suited for the cultivation of horticultural crops and Afghanistan is the geographic origin of many high-end crops like raisins, pomegranates, pistachios and almonds

Telecommunication

Core telecommunication service providers supply the Afghan market already in a sufficient manner with increased competition and price pressures. While there are still opportunities for mobile service providers, a far more virgin market represents the supply and service area of the telecommunication sector.Examples are: Data processing, basic business-processing operations information and communication technology (ICT), data transfer, process control and perhaps call centres.

Mining, Power, Water

The development of the mining sector has clear benefits to the economy of Afghanistan and provides first-mover advantages to investors. The mining sector is crucial to the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Afghanistan. Yet they remain virtually absent of foreign investment due to historic state control of natural resources

Construction Materials

Another interesting area of investment is the construction materials industries in order to improve the supply of quality products from within the country. These, if up to international standards, might grow into an export industry and hence have a future that way. While in the first years of reconstruction it was mainly foreign construction companies who attracted the major construction contracts.

Transport and Logistics

This sector represents a vital support-industry to other sectors which will not be able to perform well without an up-graded transport and logistics sector. Afghanistan offers new and expanding trade routes. The improvement of its transport infrastructure supports Afghanistan's trade nexus, both in country and across its borders..Read More.

Law and Manufacturing

While the agricultural sector presents and is likely to present in the near and mid-term future the most important industry sector, Afghanistan is keen on establishing a low-cost, labor-intensive manufacturing sector which absorbs the many unemployed Afghans, the number of which is likely to increase dramatically with the influx of more returning refugees from neighbouring countries and which can not be absorbed by agro-related industries alone.