Nepal Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 960
No. Of products 928
No. Of partners 121
Imports (in US$ Mil) 12,325
No. Of products 4,164
No. Of partners 159

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.46
Index of export market penetration3.41
World Growth-1.78
Country Growth6.30

Service Indicators 2020

Service imports (BoP, current US$)1,087,936,946.92
Service exports (BoP, current US$)904,037,081.72
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)33.89
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)6.76

Nepal top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
India660 68.73
United States98 10.25
Germany28 2.95
Turkey24 2.51
United Kingdom22 2.31
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
India7,777 63.10
China1,940 15.74
Indonesia260 2.11
United Arab Emirates255 2.07
United States158 1.28

Nepal Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials38 3.95 1,220 9.90 9.20
Intermediate goods273 28.41 3,978 32.28 13.23
Consumer goods634 66.07 4,493 36.45 21.22
Capital goods15 1.57 2,627 21.31 10.91

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Palm oil (excl. crud ...190,559.89
Carpets and other te ...64,816.01
Soya-bean oil (excl. ...52,079.42
Yarn, <85% polyester ...31,852.32
Petroleum oils, etc, ...1,535,432.80
Semi-fin prod, iron ...448,917.57
Petroleum gases and ...284,635.49
Transmission apparat ...247,913.07
Gold in oth semi-man ...233,073.61

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Nepal

Tariffs 2019

No. Of Tariff Agreement 3
Simple Average (%) 20.20
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 540,352.77
Maximum Rate (%) 3,000
Weighted Average (%) 14.22
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 8.35

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index (OTRI) 2009

Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - MFN Tariff (2009)0.14
Overall Trade Restrictiveness Index - Applied Tariff (2009)0.13

Services Service Policy Restrictive Database (SPRD)

Services Trade Restrictions Index - Over All42.90

Non-Tariff Measures (NTM) 2012

No Of NTM Measures (2012)47
No Of NTM Affected Products (HS 6 Digit) (2012)5,052

Temporary Trade Barriers Database (TTDB)

Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Simple Average...
Temporary Trade Barriers in Effect - Weighted Average...

World Development Indicators (WDI)

2020 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)33,657
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)1,190.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-9,130.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-27.13

Doing Business

2019 Doing Business »
Ease of Doing Business Rank94
Trading Across Borders Rank60

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA)

2018 CPIA »
CPIA Trade Ratings3.50

Logistics Performance Index (LPI)

2016 LPI »
LPI Score2.38
LPI Rank124