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Lebanon Trade Summary

2018

Lebanon exports, imports, tariff by year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR LEBANON 2018

Overall Exports and Imports for Lebanon 2018

Exports and imports of Lebanon in 2018 are below, along with number of countries and products

  • The total value of exports (FoB) was 2,953 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) was 19,983 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 2,722 products were exported to 171 countries and 3,994 products were imported from 197 countries.

Lebanon top 5 Export and Import partners 2018

Top five countries to which Lebanon exported in 2018 are below, along with the percent of total exports that went to that country:

  1. Lebanon exports to United Arab Emirates worth US$ 457 million, with a partner share of 15.49 percent.
  2. Lebanon exports to Saudi Arabia worth US$ 212 million, with a partner share of 7.19 percent.
  3. Lebanon exports to Syrian Arab Republic worth US$ 205 million, with a partner share of 6.96 percent.
  4. Lebanon exports to South Africa worth US$ 174 million, with a partner share of 5.89 percent.
  5. Lebanon exports to Iraq worth US$ 147 million, with a partner share of 4.99 percent.

Top five countries from which Lebanon imported goods in 2018 are below, along with percent of total imports that came from the country :

  1. Lebanon imports from China worth US$ 2,049 million, with a partner share of 10.25 percent.
  2. Lebanon imports from Greece worth US$ 1,708 million, with a partner share of 8.55 percent.
  3. Lebanon imports from Italy worth US$ 1,591 million, with a partner share of 7.96 percent.
  4. Lebanon imports from United States worth US$ 1,439 million, with a partner share of 7.20 percent.
  5. Lebanon imports from Germany worth US$ 1,169 million, with a partner share of 5.85 percent.

Lebanon Top 5 Productsexports imports at HS 6 digit level 2018

The top five exported HS 6 digit level products to world by Lebanon along with trade value are:

  1. Lebanon exported Gold in unwrought forms non-monetary , worth US$ 289,459.78 million.
  2. Lebanon exported Diamonds non-industrial unworked or simply sawn , worth US$ 203,178.62 million.
  3. Lebanon exported Waste and scrap, cast iron , worth US$ 113,405.08 million.
  4. Lebanon exported Waste and scrap, copper or copper alloy , worth US$ 88,287.56 million.
  5. Lebanon exported Diamonds non-industrial nes excluding mounted o , worth US$ 81,615.74 million.

The top five imported HS 6 digit level products from world by Lebanon along with trade value are

  1. Lebanon imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 3,804,963.06 million.
  2. Lebanon imported Other medicaments of mixed or unmixed products, , worth US$ 827,727.41 million.
  3. Lebanon imported Gold in unwrought forms non-monetary , worth US$ 687,634.57 million.
  4. Lebanon imported Automobiles with reciprocating piston engine di , worth US$ 553,186.42 million.
  5. Lebanon imported Automobiles with reciprocating piston engine di , worth US$ 483,938.32 million.

Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2018

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2018 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import

Tariffs 2018

Tariffs imposed by Lebanon in 2018 are below

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product was 256.24 percent.
  • The simple average tariff across all products was 5.01 percent.
  • The trade weighted average tariff was 1.05 .
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars were 113,261,459.66 and duty free tariff line items share was 58.65 percent.

Development Indicators 2018

Key Development Indicators of Lebanon in 2018 are below

  • Lebanon GDP in current US dollar was 56,639 million.
  • GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$) was 7,920.00 .
  • Lebanon Trade balance: as % of GDP was -16.27.
  • Trade balance in current US$ was -9,215.00 million.
  • Trade as percentage of GDP was 62.95 .
  • Trade in services as percentage of GDP was 52.80 .

Trade Indicators 2018

Trade Indicators for Lebanon in 2018 are below

  • Hirschman Herfindahl market concentration index was 0.06.
  • Index of export market penetration was 4.30.
  • World Growth in percentage was 3.50 and Lebanon Country Growth was 1.78 .