Lebanon recorded a trade deficit of 1168.94 USD Million in January of 2019. Balance of Trade in Lebanon averaged -866.80 USD Million from 1993 until 2019, reaching an all time high of -182.55 USD Million in August of 2006 and a record low of -5575.08 USD Million in December of 2017.

Balance of Trade in Lebanon is expected to be -1593.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Lebanon to stand at -1597.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Lebanon Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -1597.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Lebanon Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -1168.94 -1322.85 -182.55 -5575.08 USD Million [+]
Current Account -550.10 -1379.70 1787.80 -1810.40 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -18.00 -18.60 37.30 -56.70 percent [+]
Imports 1404.65 1568.88 5825.86 268.55 USD Million [+]
Exports 235.71 246.03 487.12 26.69 USD Million [+]
External Debt 33641.10 33489.90 35677.60 315.00 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows 2201.80 2646.40 5755.80 -2085.70 USD Million [+]
Remittances 606.70 747.00 1378.50 -248.90 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 286.80 286.80 286.83 286.80 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 5.15 5.64 6.38 3.06 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 259081.00 269732.00 564453.00 20568.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 211.14 140.99 872.52 -34.68 USD Million [+]

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Lebanon Balance of Trade

The decades long reconstruction efforts in Lebanon has led to consistent trade deficits. Lebanon mainly exports precious stones, metals, electrical equipment, chemical products, food and beverages, and paper. Lebanon mainly imports oil, electrical equipment, precious stones and metals, chemical products, base metals, vehicles, food and beverages, vegetable products and animal products. Lebanon’s main trading partners are South Africa, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Italy, China and France. This page provides - Lebanon Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Lebanon Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1168.94 -1322.85 -182.55 -5575.08 1993 - 2019 USD Million Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 1183.00 Mar/19
Australia 4801.00 Feb/19
Brazil 4990.00 Mar/19
Canada -2894.80 Feb/19
China 326.71 Mar/19
Euro Area 17938.00 Feb/19
France -4002.00 Feb/19
Germany 17900.00 Feb/19
India -10890.00 Mar/19
Indonesia 540.20 Mar/19
Italy 3267.83 Feb/19
Japan 528.50 Mar/19
Mexico 1222.00 Feb/19
Netherlands 5130.00 Feb/19
Russia 15671.00 Feb/19
Saudi Arabia 180059.00 Dec/18
Singapore 3615.50 Mar/19
South Africa 3990.00 Feb/19
South Korea 5222.00 Mar/19
Spain -2627773.00 Feb/19
Switzerland 2494.00 Mar/19
Turkey -2134.33 Feb/19
United Kingdom -4860.00 Feb/19
United States -49382.00 Feb/19


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