According to experts and analysts, Afghanistan's economy is dynamic and developing low-income economy. For decades, the country has adhered to the fundamentals of a traditional economy. Afghanistan's economy faces a high long-term economic risk as a result of the country's constant war and turmoil. The economic risk, however, is lower than in other conflicted states such as South Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Afghanistan's unemployment rate is considered to be on the higher end of the scale. According to official data from the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, more than 1.8 million eligible workers are unemployed in Afghanistan. As a result, the country is ready for industrialization, and businesses can benefit from the situation. The major industries contributing to Afghanistan's GDP are listed in the table below, along with their respective GDP contributions.
The capital city of Kabul is home to the majority of Afghanistan's notable corporations. The city is home to major corporations in the finance, entertainment, telecommunications, airline, construction, manufacturing, publishing, and transportation industries.
Jalalabad is the center of Afghanistan's agricultural and trade activities. The city's location and connectivity are primary reasons for this. Papermaking is a major contributor to Afghanistan's economy, with the majority of it based in Jalalabad.