Annual International Trade Statistics
Publication date: 2019-05-19
Reporting period: 2002 - 2018
Timeseries: 164 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Lebanon | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodities Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Lebanon World Exports Value (US$) 2 816 320 674.00 3 478 305 474.00 3 484 154 763.00 4 254 184 915.00 4 266 856 015.00 4 446 163 434.00 3 937 065 938.00 3 312 205 568.00 2 953 388 639.00 2 976 561 583.00 2 844 446 138.00 2 952 759 932.00
Imports Value (US$) 11 814 556 538.00 16 136 466 067.00 16 231 585 205.00 17 969 734 783.00 20 162 637 390.00 21 146 549 423.00 21 234 205 985.00 20 487 427 600.00 18 599 766 657.00 18 702 745 744.00 19 586 709 383.00 19 982 944 051.00

The value of total merchandise exports from Lebanon totalled $ 2.95 billion in 2018. Merchandise exports from Lebanon increased by 3.8% compared to 2017. Goods exports grew up by $ 108 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise exports from Lebanon amounted to $2.84 billion in 2017)

Lebanon's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Lebanon in 2018:

  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 15.4% (457 million US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 7.19% (212 million US$)
  • Syrian Arab Republic with a share of 6.95% (205 million US$)
  • South Africa with a share of 5.89% (174 million US$)
  • Iraq with a share of 4.98% (147 million US$)
  • Qatar with a share of 4.51% (133 million US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 4.42% (130 million US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 4.3% (127 million US$)
  • Jordan with a share of 2.9% (85 million US$)
  • Kuwait with a share of 2.59% (76 million US$)

Exports structure from Lebanon in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 21% (648 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 5.99% (177 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 5.75% (169 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 5.13% (151 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 4.17% (123 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 4.12% (121 million US$): 33 - Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
  • 3.54% (104 million US$): 20 - Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants
  • 3.17% (93 million US$): 74 - Copper and articles thereof
  • 3.07% (90 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard
  • 2.63% (77 million US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons

What did Lebanon export in 2018?

Lebanon's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 9.8% ($289 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 9.71% ($286 million): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 3.99% ($118 million): 7204 - Ferrous waste and scrap; remelting scrap ingots of iron or steel.
  • 2.99% ($88 million): 7404 - Copper waste and scrap.
  • 2.97% ($87 million): 8502 - Electric generating sets and rotary converters.
  • 2.21% ($65 million): 3103 - Mineral or chemical fertilisers, phosphatic.
  • 2.05% ($60 million): 4901 - Printed books, brochures, leaflets and similar printed matter, whether or not in single sheets.
  • 2.01% ($59 million): 3901 - Polymers of ethylene, in primary forms.
  • 1.85% ($54 million): 7113 - Articles of jewellery and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal.
  • 1.81% ($53 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.

The value of total merchandise imports to Lebanon totalled $ 19.9 billion in 2018. Merchandise imports to Lebanon increased by 2.02% compared to 2017. Goods imports grew up by $ 396 million in 2018 (the value of merchandise imports to Lebanon was equal to $19.5 billion in 2017)

Lebanon's imports 2018 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Lebanon in 2018:

  • China with a share of 10.2% (2.04 billion US$)
  • Greece with a share of 8.54% (1.7 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 7.96% (1.59 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 7.2% (1.43 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 5.84% (1.16 billion US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 4.74% (948 million US$)
  • France with a share of 3.53% (707 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 2.94% (588 million US$)
  • Russia with a share of 2.84% (567 million US$)
  • Egypt with a share of 2.74% (548 million US$)

Imports structure to Lebanon in 2018 represented by the following commodity groups:

  • 20% (4.06 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 8.05% (1.6 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.65% (1.32 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 6.25% (1.24 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 6.19% (1.23 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 5.39% (1.07 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 3.34% (667 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 3.19% (638 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.09% (418 million US$): 01 - Live animals
  • 1.8% (359 million US$): 04 - Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included

What did Lebanon import in 2018?

Lebanon's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 19% ($3.8 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 5.74% ($1.14 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 4.82% ($963 million): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 3.44% ($687 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 2.01% ($402 million): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 1.91% ($382 million): 0102 - Live bovine animals.
  • 1.77% ($353 million): 7214 - Other bars and rods of iron or non-alloy steel, not further worked than forged, hot-rolled, hot-drawn or hot-extruded, but including those twisted after rolling.
  • 1.7% ($340 million): 3002 - Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera and other blood fractions and modified immunological products, whether or not obtained by means of biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) and similar products.
  • 1.3% ($260 million): 8502 - Electric generating sets and rotary converters.
  • 1.18% ($236 million): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05.

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Lebanon | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Netweight (kg); Quantity and Value (US$) | 2007 - 2018