Policy Brief 09/01/2024
Pakistan’s current export profile is characterized by a high degree of concentration in a narrow set of products such as primary and intermediate goods. The country has historically remained import-intensive with a weak exportable surplus, especially in value-added variety. The basket of Pakistan’s exports is highly concentrated within a small set of products, which has led to less dynamism in its export base over time. This lack of diversification poses a challenge to the country’s sustainable economic growth and resilience in the face of global challenges.