Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-08-09
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Libya | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2007 - 2018

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Commodity Reporter Partner Trade flow Indicator 2007 2008 2009 2010 2016 2018
TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIES Libya World Exports Value (US$) 32 503 486 809.00 44 696 436 406.00 27 255 515 045.00 36 440 413 733.00 20 135 528 255.00 30 040 892 184.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) 37.512 -39.02 33.699
Imports Value (US$) 6 748 809 550.00 9 116 481 950.00 12 859 378 718.00 17 674 367 918.00 10 448 764 403.00 13 472 909 218.00
Value Growth, YoY (%) 35.082 41.056 37.443

The value of merchandise exports from Libya totalled $ 30 billion in 2018. (the value of merchandise exports from Libya amounted to $ in 2017)

Libya's exports 2018 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Libya in 2018:

  • Italy with a share of 33% (10 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 16.5% (4.98 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 10.1% (3.04 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 9.56% (2.87 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 3.43% (1.03 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 3.17% (952 million US$)
  • Greece with a share of 3.04% (914 million US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 2.74% (823 million US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 2.68% (807 million US$)
  • Malaysia with a share of 2.46% (740 million US$)

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

  • 95% (28 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 2.7% (811 million US$): 71 - Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin
  • 0.609% (183 million US$): 72 - Iron and steel
  • 0.33% (99 million US$): 74 - Copper and articles thereof
  • 0.231% (69 million US$): 31 - Fertilizers
  • 0.145% (43 million US$): 76 - Aluminum and articles thereof
  • 0.124% (37 million US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 0.118% (35 million US$): 28 - Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare earth metals, of radioactive elements or of isotopes
  • 0.079% (23 million US$): 99 - Commodities not specified according to kind
  • 0.061% (18.4 million US$): 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

What did Libya export in 2018?

Libya's Top Exports in 2018:

  • 84% ($25 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 7.57% ($2.27 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 3.58% ($1.07 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.
  • 2.67% ($804 million): 7108 - Gold (including gold plated with platinum) unwrought or in semi-manufactured forms, or in powder form.
  • 0.328% ($98 million): 7404 - Copper waste and scrap.
  • 0.228% ($68 million): 3102 - Mineral or chemical fertilisers, nitrogenous.
  • 0.195% ($58 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.
  • 0.152% ($45 million): 7204 - Ferrous waste and scrap; remelting scrap ingots of iron or steel.
  • 0.142% ($42 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.
  • 0.116% ($35 million): 7602 - Aluminium waste and scrap.

The value of merchandise imports to Libya totalled $ 13.4 billion in 2018. (the value of merchandise imports to Libya was equal to $ in 2017)

Libya's imports 2018 by country

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

  • Turkey with a share of 11.1% (1.49 billion US$)
  • United Arab Emirates with a share of 10.7% (1.44 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 10.6% (1.43 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 10.5% (1.42 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 5.28% (712 million US$)
  • Egypt with a share of 4.72% (637 million US$)
  • Greece with a share of 3.75% (506 million US$)
  • Tunisia with a share of 3.69% (497 million US$)
  • Cyprus with a share of 3.38% (456 million US$)
  • Korea with a share of 3.14% (423 million US$)

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

  • 16.3% (2.2 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 11.5% (1.56 billion US$): 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
  • 5.88% (792 million US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 5.71% (769 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 4.62% (623 million US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 4.02% (542 million US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 2.86% (385 million US$): 04 - Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included
  • 2.63% (355 million US$): 24 - Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
  • 2.42% (326 million US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 2.35% (316 million US$): 01 - Live animals

What did Libya import in 2018?

Libya's Top Imports in 2018:

  • 16.2% ($2.18 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.
  • 6.27% ($844 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.
  • 3.98% ($537 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.
  • 2.58% ($348 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.
  • 2.55% ($343 million): 2402 - Cigars, cheroots, cigarillos and cigarettes, of tobacco or of tobacco substitutes.
  • 2.16% ($291 million): 1001 - Wheat and meslin.
  • 1.29% ($174 million): 1604 - Prepared or preserved fish; caviar and caviar substitutes prepared from fish eggs.
  • 1.25% ($168 million): 7113 - Articles of jewellery and parts thereof, of precious metal or of metal clad with precious metal.
  • 1.22% ($165 million): 0104 - Live sheep and goats.
  • 1.17% ($158 million): 0207 - Meat and edible offal, of the poultry of heading 01.05, fresh, chilled or frozen.

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Libya | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2007 - 2018