Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS)
Publication date: 2022-11-14
Reporting period: 2002 - 2021
Timeseries: 194 million
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Libya | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2007 - 2019

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESLibyaWorldExportsValue (US$)32,503,486,809.0044,696,436,406.0027,255,515,045.0036,440,413,733.0020,135,528,255.0020,135,528,255.4630,040,892,184.5129,285,909,087.91
Value Growth, YoY (%)37.51-39.0233.690.0049.19-2.51
ImportsValue (US$)6,748,809,550.009,116,481,950.0012,859,378,718.0017,674,367,918.0010,448,764,403.009,253,728,381.2213,472,909,218.1115,663,796,204.00
Value Growth, YoY (%)35.0841.0537.44-11.4345.5916.26

The value of merchandise exports from Libya totalled $ 29 billion in 2019. Overall commodity exports from Libya decreased by 2.51% compared to 2018. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 754 million (the value of merchandise exports from Libya amounted to $30 billion in 2018)

Libya's exports 2019 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Libya in 2019:

  • Italy with a share of 33% (9.73 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 22% (6.57 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 11.6% (3.4 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 5% (1.46 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 4.13% (1.21 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 2.65% (776 million US$)
  • Denmark with a share of 2.52% (739 million US$)
  • Greece with a share of 2.36% (693 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 2.25% (661 million US$)
  • Australia with a share of 1.94% (570 million US$)

Exports structure from Libya in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 94% (27 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 4.09% (1.19 billion US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 0.691% (202 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 0.212% (62 million US$): 74 - Copper and articles thereof
  • 0.115% (33 million US$): 29 - Organic chemicals
  • 0.1% (29 million US$): 76 - Aluminum and articles thereof
  • 0.072% (21 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 0.047% (13.8 million US$): 25 - Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement
  • 0.046% (13.5 million US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 0.044% (12.9 million US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind

What did Libya export in 2019?

Libya's Top Exports in 2019:

  • 82% ($24 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude
  • 8.91% ($2.61 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons
  • 4.07% ($1.19 billion): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form
  • 2.91% ($853 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, not crude; preparations n.e.c. containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or oils from bituminous minerals; these being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
  • 0.341% ($99 million): 7204 - Ferrous waste and scrap; remelting scrap ingots of iron or steel.
  • 0.249% ($73 million): 7203 - Ferrous products obtained by direct reduction of iron ore and other spongy ferrous products, in lumps, pellets or similar forms; iron having a minimum purity by weight of 99.94 %, in lumps, pellets or similar forms
  • 0.211% ($62 million): 7404 - Copper waste and scrap
  • 0.107% ($31 million): 2905 - Acyclic alcohols and their halogenated, sulphonated, nitrated or nitrosated derivatives
  • 0.086% ($25 million): 7602 - Aluminium waste and scrap
  • 0.056% ($16.6 million): 7208 - Flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, of a width of 600 mm or more, hot-rolled, not clad, plated or coated

The value of merchandise imports to Libya totalled $ 15.6 billion in 2019. Merchandise imports to Libya increased by 16.2% compared to 2018. Goods imports grew up by $ 2.19 billion in 2019 (the value of merchandise imports to Libya was equal to $13.4 billion in 2018)

Libya's imports 2019 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Libya in 2019:

  • China with a share of 15.6% (2.45 billion US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 13.2% (2.06 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 8.88% (1.39 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 8.64% (1.35 billion US$)
  • Egypt with a share of 5.3% (830 million US$)
  • Korea with a share of 4.03% (631 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 3.8% (595 million US$)
  • Tunisia with a share of 3.43% (538 million US$)
  • Germany with a share of 3.21% (503 million US$)
  • Spain with a share of 2.98% (468 million US$)

Imports structure to Libya in 2019 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 13.1% (2.05 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 9.62% (1.5 billion US$): 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
  • 9.4% (1.47 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 7.03% (1.1 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 3.8% (595 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 2.95% (463 million US$): 24 - Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
  • 2.93% (460 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.72% (426 million US$): 94 - Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, n.e.s.; illuminated signs, illuminated name-plates and the like; prefabricated buildings
  • 2.49% (390 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 2.25% (353 million US$): 61 - Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted

What did Libya import in 2019?

Libya's Top Imports in 2019:

  • 12.8% ($2 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils from bituminous minerals, not crude; preparations n.e.c. containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or oils from bituminous minerals; these being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
  • 6.15% ($964 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
  • 3.99% ($625 million): 8525 - Transmission apparatus for radio-telephony, radio-telegraphy, radio-broadcasting or television, whether or not incorporating reception apparatus or sound recording or reproducing apparatus; television cameras; still image video cameras and other video camera recorders; digital cameras
  • 2.81% ($441 million): 2402 - Cigars, cheroots, cigarillos and cigarettes, of tobacco or of tobacco substitutes
  • 1.87% ($292 million): 7113 - Articles of jewellery and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal
  • 1.69% ($265 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
  • 1.68% ($263 million): 1001 - Wheat and meslin.
  • 1.56% ($244 million): 9403 - Other furniture and parts thereof
  • 1.49% ($233 million): 8708 - Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of headings 87.01 to 87.05
  • 1.29% ($203 million): 2601 - Iron ores and concentrates, including roasted iron pyrites

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Libya | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2007 - 2019