The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)
Population: 38 million in 2019 Transparency.org’s 2020 corruption perceptions index rank:
Score: 19 out of a possible 100
Rank: 165 out of 180 countries
Economy: Since 2006, Afghanistan’s trade deficit has been growing bigger as imports have gone up due to the reconstruction effort. Afghanistan’s main exports are carpets and rugs, dried fruits and medicinal plants. Its main imports are petroleum, machinery and equipment, and food items. Afghanistan’s main trading partners are Pakistan (48% of total exports and 14% of imports) and Russia (9% of exports and 13% of imports). Others include Iran, China, India, Japan and Turkey.
Poverty rate: European Union and Afghanistan’s Central Statistics Organization showed the national poverty rate rising to 55% in 2016-2017 from 38% in 2011-2012. More than half the population were living on less than a dollar a day by 2018.
Life expectancy in 2019: Male, 51.4; Female, 54.4 Literacy rate in 2018: 43% (55% male, 30% female) Percentage of internet users in 2017: 13.5%