Lebanon recorded a trade deficit of 1322.85 USD Million in December of 2018. Balance of Trade in Lebanon averaged -865.83 USD Million from 1993 until 2018, 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 -1322.85 -1294.55 -182.55 -5575.08 USD Million [+]
Current Account -747.50 -953.90 1787.80 -1810.40 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -18.00 -18.60 37.30 -56.70 percent [+]
Imports 1568.88 1536.47 5825.86 268.55 USD Million [+]
Exports 246.03 241.92 487.12 26.69 USD Million [+]
External Debt 33351.20 35388.40 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 379789.00 525152.00 564453.00 20568.00 [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 202.80 169.13 872.52 -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 February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-1322.85 -1294.55 -182.55 -5575.08 1993 - 2018 USD Million Monthly




Country Last Previous
Argentina 1369.00 Dec/18
Australia 3681.00 Dec/18
Brazil 2190.00 Jan/19
Canada -2060.10 Nov/18
China 391.60 Jan/19
Euro Area 16990.70 Dec/18
France -4653.00 Dec/18
Germany 13900.00 Dec/18
India -14730.00 Jan/19
Indonesia -1159.50 Jan/19
Italy 3658.00 Dec/18
Japan -1415.36 Jan/19
Mexico 1836.32 Dec/18
Netherlands 3572.00 Dec/18
Russia 18856.00 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 184673.00 Sep/18
Singapore 2415.21 Jan/19
South Africa 17167.41 Dec/18
South Korea 1336.00 Jan/19
Spain -3247399.00 Dec/18
Switzerland 1388.18 Jan/19
Turkey -2674.41 Dec/18
United Kingdom -3229.00 Dec/18
United States -49313.00 Nov/18


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