Saturday, 2 July 2016

GDP of Pakistani Provinces (Gross Domestic Product)

As of 2009, Punjab had the largest economy in Pakistan (contributing 57% to Pakistan's GDP), followed by Sindh (27.5%), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (8%) and Balochistan (3%) respectively.

Islamabad, the capital entity, contributes about 1%; while data for FATA is unreliable, according to economist Shahid Javed Burki, its gross state product is worth approximately 1.5% of the national GDP.

Figures for Kashmir (including Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan) on the other hand, are unavailable and not released as part of provincial estimates.

Punjab, which is the largest province in terms of population, dominates other provinces in contributing to the national economy.

As of 2011, Punjab had a GDP of $104 billion, which has steadily continued to grow. It is featured well within the list of country subdivisions with a GDP over $100 billion.

Agriculture is very important in Sindh with cotton, rice, wheat, sugarcane, bananas, and mangoes as the most important crops. Sindh is the richest province in natural resources of gas, petrol, and coal. Sindh's GSP is to a large extent influenced by the economy of Karachi, its capital and Pakistan's largest city.