Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-04-05
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Lebanon | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Lebanon World Exports Value (US$) 3 484 154 763.00 4 254 184 915.00 4 266 856 015.00 4 446 163 434.00 3 937 065 938.00 3 312 205 568.00 2 953 388 639.00 2 976 561 583.00 2 844 446 138.00 2 952 759 932.00 3 807 461 182.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) 0.168 22.10 0.297 4.202 -11.45 -15.871 -10.833 0.784 -4.438 3.807
Imports Value (US$) 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 11 354 653 390.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) 0.589 10.708 12.203 4.879 0.414 -3.516 -9.213 0.553 4.726 2.022

The value of merchandise exports from Lebanon totalled $ 3.8 billion in 2020. (the value of merchandise exports from Lebanon amounted to $ in 2019)

Lebanon's exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Lebanon in 2020:

  • Switzerland with a share of 27% (1.05 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 14.5% (552 million US$)
  • Saudi Arabia with a share of 5.75% (219 million US$)
  • USA with a share of 4.23% (161 million US$)
  • Qatar with a share of 3.95% (150 million US$)
  • Iraq with a share of 3.57% (136 million US$)
  • Syrian Arab Republic with a share of 3.21% (122 million US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 2.61% (99 million US$)
  • Egypt with a share of 2.59% (98 million US$)
  • Jordan with a share of 2.06% (78 million US$)

Exports structure from Lebanon in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 38% (1.47 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 5.38% (205 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 3.62% (138 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.39% (129 million US$): 20 - Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants
  • 3.27% (124 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 3.18% (121 million US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 2.95% (112 million US$): 33 - Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations
  • 2.68% (102 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.48% (94 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 2.04% (77 million US$): 48 - Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard

What did Lebanon export in 2020?

Lebanon's Top Exports in 2020:

  • 28% ($1.09 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 6.5% ($247 million): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 3.32% ($126 million): 7113 - Articles of jewellery and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal.
  • 2.82% ($107 million): 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.
  • 2.27% ($86 million): 7204 - Ferrous waste and scrap; remelting scrap ingots of iron or steel.
  • 1.77% ($67 million): 7404 - Copper waste and scrap.
  • 1.53% ($58 million): 8502 - Electric generating sets and rotary converters.
  • 1.36% ($52 million): 2809 - Diphosphorus pentaoxide; phosphoric acid; polyphosphoric acids, whether or not chemically defined.
  • 1.26% ($48 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.
  • 1.25% ($47 million): 2008 - Fruit, nuts and other edible parts of plants, otherwise prepared or preserved, whether or not containing added sugar or other sweetening matter or spirit, not elsewhere specified or included.

The value of merchandise imports to Lebanon totalled $ 11.3 billion in 2020. (the value of merchandise imports to Lebanon was equal to $ in 2019)

Lebanon's imports 2020 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Lebanon in 2020:

  • USA with a share of 8.22% (934 million US$)
  • Greece with a share of 7.59% (862 million US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 7.35% (835 million US$)
  • China with a share of 6.58% (747 million US$)
  • Italy with a share of 5.75% (652 million US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 5.58% (633 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 4.96% (563 million US$)
  • Russia with a share of 4.55% (516 million US$)
  • France with a share of 3.37% (383 million US$)
  • Switzerland with a share of 2.85% (323 million US$)

Imports structure to Lebanon in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 28% (3.22 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 10.4% (1.18 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 7.87% (894 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 5.69% (646 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 3.18% (361 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 3.12% (354 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 2.96% (336 million US$): 01 - Live animals
  • 2.82% (320 million US$): 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
  • 2.72% (309 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 1.69% (192 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel

What did Lebanon import in 2020?

Lebanon's Top Imports in 2020:

  • 27% ($3.09 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.
  • 6.26% ($710 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.
  • 5.16% ($586 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 4.03% ($458 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.
  • 2.49% ($283 million): 0102 - Live bovine animals.
  • 2.39% ($272 million): 7102 - Diamonds, whether or not worked, but not mounted or set.
  • 2.29% ($260 million): 8411 - Turbo-jets, turbo-propellers and other gas turbines.
  • 2.14% ($243 million): 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.
  • 1.3% ($148 million): 1001 - Wheat and meslin.
  • 1.03% ($118 million): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.

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Lebanon | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020