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US-Pakistan Ties by the Numbers


  • Since 2002, the United States has given Pakistan more than $30 billion in aid, including security, Foreign Affairs reports. That includes roughly $1 billion in annual Coalition Support Funds covering Pakistan’s costs of fighting militant extremists near the Afghan border.
  • Since 2009, the U.S. has committed more than $5 billion in civilian aid to Pakistan, the U.S. State Department says. It targets energy, economic growth (including agriculture), education, health, and stabilizing areas vulnerable to violent extremism. Additionally, it earmarked more than $1 billion for humanitarian aid to cope with flooding and other disasters.
  • The United States is Pakistan’s largest trading partner. According to the federal government's USA Trade online, exports to Pakistan include soybeans, cotton, scrap metal, aircraft parts, computers, refrigerator compressors and filtration systems. Imports from Pakistan include textiles and apparel such as knit sweaters and men’s clothing.
  • The U.S., a top source of Pakistan’s direct foreign investment, invested $209 million in the 2015 fiscal year. China, Iran, Turkey and the Gulf countries represent other leading investors, the financial Santander TradePortal reports.
  • At least 500,000 members of the Pakistani diaspora live in the United States, the State Department estimates.
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