Economic Indicators 1999-2009

Updated June 2010!


Compiled by: Mirza Rohail B and Afreen Baig


Pak Economy in 1999 was: $ 75 billion (Source)
Pak Economy in 2007 is: $ 160 billion (Source) and (Source)
Pak Economy in 2008 is: $ 170 billion (Source) and (Source)

GDP Growth in 1999: 3.1 % (Source)

GDP Growth in 2005: 8.4 % (Source)

GDP Growth in 2007: 7 % (Source) and (Source)

GDP Growth in 2009: 2 % (Source) and (Source)


GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) in 1999: $ 270 billion (Source)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) in 2007: $ 475.5 billion (
GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) in 2008: $ 504.3 billion (


GDP per Capita Income in 1999: $ 450 (Source)
GDP per Capita Income in 2007: $ 926

GDP per Capita Income in 2008: $1085 (Source)


Pak revenue collection 1999: Rs. 305 billion (Source)
Pak revenue collection 2007: Rs. 708 billion (
Source) and (Source)

Pak revenue collection 2008: Rs. 990 billion (Source)

Pak revenue collection 2009: Rs. 1150 billion (Source) and (Source)


Pak Foreign reserves in 1999: $ 1.96 billion (Source)
Pak Foreign reserves in 2007: $ 16.4 billion (
Source) and (Source)

Pak Foreign reserves in 2008: $ 8.89 billion (Source)

Pak Foreign reserves in 2009: $ 14.3 billion (Source)


Pak Exports in 1999: $ 8 billion (Source) and (Source)
Pak Exports in 2007: $ 18.5 billion (

Pak Exports in 2008: $ 19.22 billion (Source) and (Source)

Pak Exports in 2009: $ 17.78 billion (Source) & (Source) & (Source)


Textile Exports in 1999: $ 5.5 billion
Textile Exports in 2007: $ 11.2 billion (


KHI stock exchange 1999: $ 5 billion at 700 points
KHI stock exchange 2007: $ 75 billion at 14,000 points (
KHI stock exchange 2008: $ 46 billion at 9,300 points (
Source) and $ 20 billion at 4,972 points (Source)

KHI stock exchange 2009: $ 26.5 billion (Source) at 9,000 points (Source)


Foreign Investment in 1999: $ 301 million (Source)
Foreign Investment in 2007: $ 8.4 billion (

Foreign Investment in 2008: $ 5.19 billion (Source)


Large Scale Manufacturing (LSM) in 1999: 1.5% ( Source)

Large Scale Manufacturing (LSM) in 2005: 19.9% (Source)

Large Scale Manufacturing (LSM) in 2007: 8.6% (Source)

Large Scale Manufacturing (LSM) in 2008: 4.8%  (Source)

Large Scale Manufacturing (LSM) in 2009: (-8.2 %) (Source)


Debt (External Debt & Liabilities) in 1988: $ 18 billion

Debt (External Debt & Liabilities) in 1999: $ 39 billion (Source)  (Source)  (Source)

Debt (External Debt & Liabilities) in 2007: $ 40.5 billion (Source) and (Source)

Debt (External Debt & Liabilities) in 2009: $ 52 billion (Source) & (Source)



Debt servicing 1999: 65% of GDP (Source) and (Source)
Debt servicing 2007: 28% of GDP (
Source) and (Source)

Debt servicing 2008: 27% of GDP (Source)

Debt servicing 2009: 32% of GDP (Source)


Poverty level in 1999: 34% (Source) and (Source)
Poverty level in 2007: 24% (
Source) and (Source)


Literacy rate in 1999: 45% (Source)
Literacy rate in 2007: 53% (
Source) and (Source)


Pak Development programs 1999: Rs. 80 billion (Source)
Pak Development programs 2007: Rs. 520 billion (
Pak Development programs 2008: Rs. 549.7 billion (

Pak Development programs 2010: Rs. 300 billion (Source)


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35 responses to “Economic Indicators 1999-2009

  1. Omar

    These statistics say it all! Pakistan progressed very fast in the last 8 years. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to see the difference and promote Pakistan like a proud Pakistani.

  2. ahmed faruqi

    inspiring effort mate.
    here’s where a casual researcher meets convenience.

    be well.

  3. Wajid Ali Mansoor

    I have never seen such accurate compilation. Government of pakistan should take it up as their official comparison.

  4. Mahvish Shafique

    Very nice effort. Its really helpfull for readers who are desirous to have an outlook and a glance on the overall economic indicators for their various uses.

  5. very useful information thanks mirza, its realy informative

  6. OHH Some very interesting and insightful thoughts. Thanks for sharing it. ^_^

  7. shahbano khalid

    thnx for info
    all these help me in makng ma assignment 🙂

  8. munazza

    its realy an informative material…thx alot…its should be updated

  9. Farooq

    Yes, it’s obvious to any unbiased economist that Pakistan’s economy was on the boom during 1999-2007. You can look at data from independent and impartial sources and verify for yourself. What I don’t understand is why do these idiots on media, who know nothing about how global economy actually works, make sweeping statements that Musharraf destroyed the economy or Shaukat Aziz looted the country? I mean, how on earth do these idiots get the job and why are they permitted to speak on topics they know as much about as they do about rocket science?

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  11. shaukat brohi

    Thats all inspiring for All Pkians.. satisfies a little we have always the bad news now we the Pkians are ready for the next Pakistan boomed developed PK thanx for the statistics…..graet work…its all due to Musharaff regime the man enterd wrong but performed best he should never be called wrong….Proud to be Pkian..

  12. very useful information. i appreciate it. kindly provide me the data regarding the real GDP growth rate and total workers’ remittances (as % of GDP) for the period of 2003-04 to 2008-09 for my research work. i will be highly thankful to you.

  13. Administrator

    Dear Fareedullah Shah,
    For total workers remittances, pls visit the chart on the below mentioned page. As percentage of GDP, kindly divide it by the yearly GDP (worth of economy).

    Many thanks for visiting us! Looking forward to hear from you.

  14. Sony

    Thanks for the indicators!

  15. TALIB

    But if we have such great achivements so why do we need loans from IMF and we cannot stand tall on our own legs.

  16. Dilshad Qamar

    Inspite of continuous turbulance in our political & social enviroement and economy , the economic indicators are yet encouraging espacially frm 1999 to 2007 , by addressing our value systems we can compete world’s faster growing economies.
    Being Pakistani this is nice to see the healty ecomic picture. Keep it updated. Thank you.

  17. ijaz nazir

    i like to know about my country so this helps me and satisfy that our country is leading to growth.

  18. Rafaqat Ali Rao

    A very nice and smart effort. It is very helpful for the readers, especially for the students of Finance and Economy. It does helpe those who have to appear in tests and interviews.

  19. May ALLAH ALMIGHTY bless you for your effort

  20. Pakistan is in the midst of multiple crises of confidence ranging from lack of basic security and political stability to continuing economic stagnation, many of which are of their own making. More than anything else, what the nation needs now is sincere, strong and wise leadership to deal with both internal and external threats. Pakistan needs leaders who can not only respond to the urgent national security problems now, but those leaders who can also ensure a better future looking beyond the current “war on terror” and US demands on Pakistan to a time when the US will leave the region and Pakistanis will have to live with the consequences of their actions in support of the United States. Pakistanis should use force when necessary against the militants and murderers, but they must not shun other avenues of political dialog and necessary reforms to build a national consensus for peace, stability, social justice, and shared economic benefits.

    Pakistan is just too big to fail. In spite of all of the serious problems it faces today, I remain optimistic that country will not only survive but thrive in the coming decades. With a fairly large educated urban middle class, vibrant media, active civil society, assertive judiciary, many philanthropic organizations, and a spirit of entrepreneurship, the nation has the necessary ingredients to overcome its current difficulties to build a democratic government accountable to its people.

  21. Puruesh

    love the stats…you guys have made my life so much easier..God bless!

  22. Administrator

    Thank you very much Riaz Haq sahib for participating. Your comments and observation are highly appreciated! Looking forward to learn and hear from you, Kind Regards

  23. mubashir

    its realy an informative data for research purpose.there should b graphical representation of data that helps the readers to understand the trends over the time period…if possible please also mention the reasons not all but few should be attach with data…thankx a lot for managing such an informative data…

  24. Tauqeer Sabir

    Thanks, I found what i was searching for.I am really thankful to All of you.

  25. Asad Shahzad

    yeah! i found it very informaitve and easy to understand . but i think more work is required to cover all the aspects of economy of Pakistan.



  27. A Azeem Osman

    Pakistanis need to start thinking with their own brains now and not trust any of the bull plop our politicians and leaders have told us. We should be able to see for ourselves whether our leadership is lying to us or is actually working to resolve our issues. I remember all the talk shows and government officials’ appearances in the period of Musharraf’s rule. They use to talk sense and always clearly presented an agenda to the viewers. They had plans on how to solve the problems and they pretty much implemented those plans. Unfortunately this can not be said about any of our democratic leaders who have nothing but their politics to show. They dont have any idea how to solve problems being faced by the country. They are simply incompetent. Democracy is not the only way a country or nation can be governed. Just because it works well in western countries doesn’t mean it will apply well to us with our very very very low literacy rate. How can we expect to find good leaders if the people casting their votes are from the most uneducated, poor and naive homes. Lets put an end to this, bring Mushy back..!!

  28. salam all friendssssssssssssssss

  29. Zahid

    Great Job Mirza Rohail B. That is marvelous contribution

  30. qaisar naveed

    Thanks Brother!
    Its a good eye opener for emotional voters and supporters of illiterate and fake leaders who are bent upon plundering and looting to increase their wealth only and have least interest in “PAKISTAN”. For God’s sake, have some fear of ALLAH.
    Its a real good effort Mirza Rohail

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  32. UM

    Data is not standardised. You’re comparing apples with oranges…

    For Example, GDP per Capita did not grow at the highly optimistic rates you posted. It was US$ 526 in 1999 and US$ 651 in 2007 at year 2000 US$ at Purchasing Power Parity.

    Nothing against Musharraf. Just a word of caution.

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