Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s share of Pakistan's GDP has historically comprised 10.5%, amounting to over US$ 30 billion. The Province accounts for 11.9% of Pakistan's total population. The part of the economy that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa dominates is forestry, where its share has historically ranged from a low of 34.9% to a high of 81%, giving an average of 61.6%. More than 20% of Pakistan's mining output and 78% of marble comes from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
KPK being strategically located has access to Afghanistan through Torkham Border just 50 Kms from Peshawar. Access to China Khujarab Pass is just 800 kms from Peshawar.
China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) route passes through KPK, this will give the province an economic uplift and industrial boost. Under the CPEC initiative KPK will develop modern industrial parks which is a treatment of futuristic vision of a prosperous and developed KPK. It gives KPK the location benefit and an optimistic future for the investors of KPK.