Nepal Trade

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Overall Exports and Imports

Exports (in US$ Mil) 741
No. Of products 1,093
No. Of partners 124
Imports (in US$ Mil) 10,038
No. Of products 4,146
No. Of partners 147

Trade Indicator

HH Market concentration index0.31
Index of export market penetration3.55
World Growth5.68
Country Growth3.66

Service Indicators 2019

Service imports (BoP, current US$)1,707,047,549.87
Service exports (BoP, current US$)1,620,971,699.84
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)41.47
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP)7.78

Nepal top 5 Export and Import partners

Market Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
India420 56.72
United States83 11.15
Turkey48 6.42
Germany29 3.93
United Kingdom25 3.42
Exporter Trade (US$ Mil) Partner share(%)
India6,520 64.95
China1,267 12.63
Unspecified207 2.06
United Arab Emirates175 1.74
France155 1.55

Nepal Exports and Imports of Product Groups

Product Categories Exports Imports
Export(US$ Mil) Product share(%) Import(US$ Mil) Prod share(%) Weighted Average (%)
Raw materials44 5.92 945 9.42 8.45
Intermediate goods273 36.89 3,497 34.83 9.30
Consumer goods409 55.27 3,259 32.46 17.71
Capital goods14 1.92 2,299 22.90 10.59

Top 5 Products exports imports at HS 6 digit level

Carpets and other te ...66,224.29
Yarn, <85% polyester ...40,008.18
Mixtures of juices, ...31,377.19
Woven fabrics obtain ...29,569.54
Petroleum oils, etc, ...1,098,973.34
Semi-fin prod, iron ...468,393.52
Gold in oth semi-man ...261,993.75
Cement clinkers253,956.92
Petroleum gases and ...231,877.25

Tariff and Trade Barriers for Nepal

Tariffs 2016

No. Of Tariff Agreement 3
Simple Average (%) 12.65
Duty Free Imports (US$ Thousand) 495,959.53
Maximum Rate (%) 259.30
Weighted Average (%) 12.35
Duty Free Tariff Lines Share (%) 7.29

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)

2019 WDI »
GDP (current US$ Mil)34,186
GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)1,230.00
Trade Balance (current US$ Mil)-11,517.00
Trade Balance (% of GDP)-33.69

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