List of Pakistani administrative units by gross state product

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


Pakistan, in 2022, had a (GDP nominal) of around US$377 billion and (GDP PPP) of around US$1.512 trillion, according to trading economics.[1] This value can be further divided into the unit levels (GSP), providing an outlook of how much value each unit 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 units to the national GDP and some yearly studies.[2] Punjab has the largest economy in Pakistan, contributing most to the national GDP. The province's share was 60.58% in 2020 to national economy.[2] Sindh which is the second largest province in terms of population and GDP which has steadily continued to grow, contributes 23.7% to the national econony.[2] It is featured well within the list of country subdivisions with a GDP (PPP) over $200 billion. Sindh's GDP is to a large extent influenced by the economy of Karachi.

Administrative units by GSP (nominal)

The following are the estimated figures of different provinces and autonomous regions of Pakistan as of 2022.[2]

Administrative unit GSP
(Billions USD)
GSP per capita
 Punjab 225 2,003
 Sindh 88 1,997
 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (including FATA) 38 1,070
 Balochistan 20 1,621
Azad Kashmir Azad Jammu and Kashmir 5 1,512[3]
 Islamabad (ICT) 5 2,500
 Gilgit-Baltistan 2.5 1,748
Pakistan (GDP) 383 billion[4][1] $1,658[5]

Administrative units by GSP (PPP)

Followings are the estimated figures of different provinces and autonomous regions of Pakistan as of 2022.[2]

Administrative unit GSP
(Billions USD)
GSP per capita
 Punjab 925 8,027
 Sindh 362 7,209
 Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (including FATA) 160 3,943
 Balochistan 84 6,485
Azad Kashmir Azad Jammu and Kashmir 30 7,171
 Islamabad (ICT) 15 10,466
 Gilgit-Baltistan 10 6,028
Pakistan (GDP) $1.582 trillion[6] $6,836[6]

Cities by GDP (nominal)

Rank City Province Nominal GDP
(in USD)
Share in national economy
1 Karachi Sindh $75 billion[7] 20%[7]
2 Lahore Punjab $40 billion[8] 11.5%[8]
3 Faisalabad Punjab $21 billion[9] 5%
4 Gujranwala Punjab $19 billion[10] 5%[10]
5 Sialkot Punjab $13 billion[11] 3.5%
6 Multan Punjab $12 billion[12] 3%
7 Peshawar Khyber Pakhtunkhwa $7 billion[2] 2%[2]
8 Islamabad Islamabad Capital Territory $5 billion 1.3%
9 Quetta Balochistan $4 billion 1.1%
10 Rawalpindi Punjab $4 billion 1%

See also


  1. ^ a b "Report for Selected Countries and Subjects".
  3. ^ "AJ&K at Glance". Azad Kashmir Government.
  4. ^ "With 6% growth rate, Pakistan's economic size jumps to $383b". The Express Tribune.
  5. ^ "World Economic Outlook database: April 2022". IMF. Retrieved 26 May 2022.
  6. ^ a b "DATA MAPPER". IMF.
  7. ^ a b "Karachi". Scroll in.
  8. ^ a b "Lahore's Shahbaz growth rate". The Express Tribune. 29 September 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Punjab At A Glance". Punjab Board of Investment & Trade, Government of The Punjab. 2021. Archived from the original on 16 April 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2021.
  10. ^ a b "Punjab at glance". Government of Punjab.
  11. ^ "The City of Sialkot".
  12. ^ "Multan". Government of Punjab.