Amount of Capital Leaving Afghanistan in 2011

In 2011, an estimated $4.6 Billion was moved out of Afghanistan to foreign locations out of the Kabul airport, according to the Central Bank of Afghanistan.The 2011 figure was doubled the $2.3 Billion that was smuggled out of Afghanistan in 2010.

The amount of cash that was smuggled out of the country in 2011 was more than the entire government budget.

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Source:  Yaroslav Trofimov, “Afghanistan Targets Flight of Cash,” Wall Street Journal, February 22, 2012.