List of Pakistani provinces by gross domestic product

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This is a list of provinces of Pakistan by their gross state product (GSP) (the value of the total economy, and goods and services produced in the respective province) in nominal terms. GSP is the provincial-level counterpart of the national gross domestic product (GDP), the most comprehensive measure of a country's economic activity.

Dynamics[edit]

Pakistan, as of 2017, had a gross domestic product (GDP) of $304 billion US$[1], this value can be further divided into the provincial levels (GSP), providing an outlook of how much value each province contributes to the national GDP. Pakistan has traditionally followed a "top-down" approach in its analysis of economic development; that is, authorities have scarcely attempted to break up national GDP statistics into provincial and subnational units and have focused more on the federation as a whole. Thus, many accounts of provincial GDPs that do exist have usually been projected estimates made by economists, based on the likely percentage of contribution of the respective province to the national GDP and some yearly studies.

As of 2010, Punjab had the largest economy in Pakistan (contributing 57.5% to Pakistan's GDP), followed by Sindh (27%), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (8%) Balochistan (3%) Azad Kashmir(2.3%) and Gilgit-Baltistan (1.5%) respectively. Islamabad, the capital entity, contributes about 1%; while FATA contribute 1.5% according to economist.[2]

Punjab, which is the largest province in terms of population, dominates other provinces in contributing to the national economy, as of 2017, Punjab had a GDP of $173 billion[3] which has steadily continued to grow. It is featured well within the list of country subdivisions with a GDP over $100 billion. Sindh's GDP with 83 billion is to a large extent influenced by the economy of Karachi, its capital and Pakistan's largest city.

Provinces by GDP (nominal)[edit]

Figures are derived from statistics in 2017

Province or territory GSP
(Billions USD)
GSP per capita
USD
 Punjab, Pakistan 173.51 1,577
 Sindh 83.71 1,748
 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 24.35 800
 Balochistan 9.13 740
 Azad Kashmir 7.00[4] 1,521
 Gilgit-Baltistan 4.60 1,905[5]
 Islamabad 3.04 3,000
 FATA 3.04 610
Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan (GDP) 304.4

Provinces by GDP (PPP)[edit]

Figures are derived from statistics in 2017

Province or territory GSP
(Billions USD)
GSP per capita
USD
 Punjab, Pakistan 603.81 550
 Sindh 291.31 608
 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 84.74 278
 Balochistan 31.77 257
 Azad Kashmir 24.36[4] 529
 Gilgit-Baltistan 16.00 662[5]
 Islamabad 10.58 1,440
 FATA 10.58 212
Flag of Pakistan.svg Pakistan (GDP) 560

Top cities by GDP (PPP)[edit]

Pakistan and its three biggest city economies.[6]

The table below lists the top cities by their PPP GDP, based on a 2016 PricewaterhouseCoopers study and is not comparable with the figures listed in the table above.[6]

Rank City Province 2017 PPP GDP
(in USD)
Population
1 Karachi Sindh $32 billion 16.05 million
2 Lahore Punjab $127 billion 11.17 million
3 Faisalabad Punjab $64 billion 9 million
4 Islamabad Islamabad Capital Territory 7777 million 1.8 million
Rank City Province 2017 Nominal GDP
(in USD)
Population
1 Karachi Sindh $64 billion 16.05 million
2 Lahore Punjab $35 billion 11.17 million
3 Faisalabad Punjab $18 billion 9 million
4 Islamabad Islamabad Capital Territory $4 billion 1.8 million

Top cities by GDP (Nominal)[edit]

Pakistan and its two largest city economies. Source:[7]

The table below lists the top cities by their Nominal GDP in 2011, based on a study by the McKinsey Global Institute[8]

Rank City Province 2011 Nominal GDP
(in USD)
Population Per Capita Income
(in USD)
1 Karachi Sindh $32 billion 16.05 million $6,000
2 Lahore Punjab $13 billion 11.7 million $5,000

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Haider, Mehtab. "Size of Pakistan's Economy now 304 Billion". The News International. The News International. 
  2. ^ "Economics and Extremism". Dawn News. Shahid Javed Barki. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  3. ^ Express Tribune. Express Tribune https://tribune.com.pk/story/1257749/punjabs-gdp-higher-many-countries/. Retrieved 16 July 2017.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ a b "Rejuvenating the economic environment in Jammu & Kashmir" (PDF). CRC. September 2013. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Health Budget and Expenditure Analysis (2008-09 to 2010-11)". Technical Resource Facility. May 2012. Retrieved 21 September 2016. 
  6. ^ a b Emerging market city economies set to rise rapidly in global GDP rankings says PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Archived 2013-05-31 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Urban world: Cities and the rise of the consuming class". Retrieved 2012-09-02. 
  8. ^ Urban world: Cities and the rise of the consuming class