Pakistan world map

Trade in Pakistan

Pakistan was the world’s 63rd largest exporter of goods and 69th largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were $28.3 and $5.5 billion USD respectively. Pakistan’s top export category was manufactures, followed by agricultural products, and fuels and mining products. In 2020, Pakistan’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to the United States, China and the the United Kingdom, with trade representing 26.72 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Pakistan’s import values were $72.5 and $9.3 billion USD respectively in 2021. Pakistan’s top import category was manufactures, followed by fuels and mining products and agricultural products. Leading import partners were China, the United Arab Emirates and the United States. Pakistan is part of 10 different Regional Trade Agreements, such as Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP) and Indonesia – Pakistan.
Regional Trade Agreements Database

General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Abbreviation

PK

Capital

Islamabad

WTO Membership Date

1 January 1995

Legal System

common law system with Islamic law influence

Language

Urdu, English

Number of Time Zone(s)

1

Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.

Currency

Pakistani rupee

Exchange Rate

Google Finance Currencies

GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • Bank Al Habib Limited - Karachi, Pakistan - SWIFT: BAHLPKKA

  • Bank Alfalah Limited Pakistan - Karachi, Pakistan - SWIFT: ALFHPKKA

  • Deutsche Bank AG Karachi - Karachi, Pakistan - SWIFT: DEUTPKKA

  • Deutsche Bank AG Lahore - Lahore, Pakistan - SWIFT: DEUTPKKALHR

  • Habib Bank Limited (HBL)- Karachi, Pakistan - SWIFT: HABBPKKA

  • Habib Metropolitan Bank Limited - Karachi, Pakistan - SWIFT: MPBLPKKA

  • MCB Bank Limited - Lahore, Pakistan - SWIFT: MUCBPKKA

  • United Bank Limited - Karachi, Pakistan - SWIFT: UNILPKKA

Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Government MSME Agency

  • SMEDA One Window (SOW)

  • Ministry of Science and Technology

  • Small and Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA)

  • SME Business Support Fund

    -

Copyright Offices

  • Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO-Pakistan)

Industrial Property Offices

  • Intellectual Property Organization of Pakistan (IPO-Pakistan)

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • For plant side
    Director General
    Department of Plant protection
    Phone: +(021) 9924 8607

    Malir Halt

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.

Additional Information

ePing alert

Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

National Tariff Finder

https://fbr.gov.pk/categ/customs-tariff/51149/70853/131189

Trade Information Portal

https://www.fbr.gov.pk/

Last Reviewed: June, 2023

Businesses & Entrepreneurs

Find a concise overview of key aspects of international trade for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises with our Businesses & Entrepreneurs Guides.

Policymakers & Researchers

Find a concise overview of key aspects of trade and MSME-related policymaking with our dedicated library of Policymakers & Researchers Guides.

Global Trade Helpdesk Organization Logo

Simplify your market research with an integrated source of trade intelligence, for firms of all sizes, even the smallest. The Global Trade Helpdesk, an initiative by the International Trade Centre, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and the World Trade Organization, provides market intelligence for companies looking to trade in an easy-to-use online tool.