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Nepal Trade

Latest trade data available from various sources.

Please note: The data from various sources are not from the same year.

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TRADE SUMMARY FOR Nepal

Overall Exports and Imports for Nepal 2019

  • The total value of exports (FOB) is US$ 960 million.
  • The total value of imports (CIF) is US$ 12,325 million.
  • At the HS6 digit level, 928 products are exported to 121 countries and 4,164 products are imported from 159 countries.

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level 2019

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

  • Nepal exported Palm oil (excl. crude) and liquid fractions , worth US$ 190,559.89 million.
  • Nepal exported Carpets and other textile floor coverings, of w , worth US$ 64,816.01 million.
  • Nepal exported Soya-bean oil (excl. crude) and fractions , worth US$ 52,079.42 million.
  • Nepal exported Cardamoms , worth US$ 44,418.84 million.
  • Nepal exported Yarn, <85% polyester staple fibres, with artifi , worth US$ 31,852.32 million.

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

  • Nepal imported Petroleum oils, etc, (excl. crude); preparation , worth US$ 1,535,432.80 million.
  • Nepal imported Semi-fin prod, iron or non-alloy steel, cntg by , worth US$ 448,917.57 million.
  • Nepal imported Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons, , worth US$ 284,635.49 million.
  • Nepal imported Transmission apparatus, for radioteleph incorpo , worth US$ 247,913.07 million.
  • Nepal imported Gold in oth semi-manufactured forms,non-monetar , worth US$ 233,073.61 million.

Nepal top 5 Export and Import partners 2019

The top five countries to which Nepal exported 2019 along with the partner share in percentage are:

  1. Nepal exports to India worth US$ 660 million, with a partner share of 68.73 percent.
  2. Nepal exports to United States worth US$ 98 million, with a partner share of 10.25 percent.
  3. Nepal exports to Germany worth US$ 28 million, with a partner share of 2.95 percent.
  4. Nepal exports to Turkey worth US$ 24 million, with a partner share of 2.51 percent.
  5. Nepal exports to United Kingdom worth US$ 22 million, with a partner share of 2.31 percent.

The top five countries to which Nepal imported goods 2019 along with the share in percentage are

  1. Nepal imports from India worth US$ 7,777 million, with a partner share of 63.10 percent.
  2. Nepal imports from China worth US$ 1,940 million, with a partner share of 15.74 percent.
  3. Nepal imports from Indonesia worth US$ 260 million, with a partner share of 2.11 percent.
  4. Nepal imports from United Arab Emirates worth US$ 255 million, with a partner share of 2.07 percent.
  5. Nepal imports from United States worth US$ 158 million, with a partner share of 1.28 percent.

Nepal Exports and Imports of Product Groups 2019

Exports and imports of products by stages of processing in 2019 are below along with their corresponding Product Share as percent of total export or import.


Tariff and Trade Barriers

Tariffs 2019

Tariffs imposed by Nepal in 2019 are below.

  • The maximum rate of tariff in percentage on any product is 3,000.
  • The simple average tariff across all products is 20.20.
  • The trade weighted average tariff is 14.22.
  • The total duty free imports in thousands of US dollars are 540,352.77 and duty free tariff line items share is 8.35.

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

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  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff for the year 2009 is 0.13.
  • Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff for the year 2009 is 0.14.

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM)

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  • No Of NTM Measures is 47.
  • No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit) is 5,052.

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB) .

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  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average for the year is not available.
  • Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average for the year is not available.

Nepal World Development Indicators (WDI) 2020

Key Development Indicators of Nepal in 2020 are below

WDI

Nepal Doing Business 2019

  • The ease of doing business rank for Nepal is 94.
  • The trade across border rank is 60.
Doing Business

Nepal Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA), 2018

  • The CPIA Trade Ratings for 2018 is 3.50.
CPIA

NepalLogistics Performance Index (LPI) 2016

  • The LPI score for Nepal in 2016 is 2.38.
  • The LPI rank is 124.
LPI

Nepal Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

  • Services Trade Restrictions Index (Over All) for Nepal is 42.90.
SPRD