Top Lebanon Imports 2017
In 2017, Lebanon bought US$17.3 billion worth of imported products down by -18.5% since 2013 and down by -7.5% from 2016 to 2017.
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from China

China's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$1.7 billion or 9.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $291 million
  2. Electronic equipment: $250.9 million
  3. Iron and steel: $85.7 million
  4. Plastics: $82.9 million
  5. Vehicles: $81.3 million
  6. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $81.2 million
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $81.1 million
  8. Toys, games: $67.1 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $61 million
10. Knit or crochet clothing: $55.2 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$1.6 billion or 9.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $730.4 million
  2. Machinery: $123.3 million
  3. Gems, precious metals: $72.6 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $72 million
  5. Furniture, lighting, signs: $60.9 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $48 million
  7. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $38.1 million
  8. Plastics: $36.8 million
  9. Ceramic products: $29.6 million
10. Iron and steel: $26.8 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from Greece

Greece's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$1.3 billion or 7.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $1.2 billion
  2. Iron and steel: $23.7 million
  3. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $10.7 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $8.2 million
  5. Food waste, animal fodder: $5.6 million
  6. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $5.1 million
  7. Machinery: $4 million
  8. Plastics: $3.9 million
  9. Cereals: $3.2 million
10. Tobacco: $3 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$1.1 billion or 6.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $427.6 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $190.3 million
  3. Machinery: $106.3 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $29.5 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $28.3 million
  6. Plastics: $26.1 million
  7. Tobacco: $23.5 million
  8. Other chemical goods: $22.7 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $22.3 million
10. Paper: $19.1 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from the US

America's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$1 billion or 6.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $315.9 million
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $147.2 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $131.2 million
  4. Machinery: $81.2 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $70.1 million
  6. Fruits, nuts: $27 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $24.4 million
  8. Plastics: $22.8 million
  9. Other food preparations: $22.8 million
10. Other chemical goods: $22.3 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from Turkey

Turkey's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$720.8 million or 4.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Iron and steel: $105.1 million
  2. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $45.6 million
  3. Cereal, milk preparations:$38.6 million
  4. Plastics: $37.5 million
  5. Tobacco: $37.2 million
  6. Iron or steel products: $33.1 million
  7. Machinery: $32.7 million
  8. Vehicles: $30 million
  9. Fish: $25.8 million
10. Knit or crochet clothing: $24.3 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from France

France's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$689.9 million or 4% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $143.9 million
  2. Perfumes, cosmetics: $61.8 million
  3. Machinery: $51.4 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $36.6 million
  5. Dairy, eggs, honey: $34.1 million
  6. Cereal, milk preparations:$30.7 million
  7. Vehicles: $30 million
  8. Copper: $29 million
  9. Live animals: $21.4 million
10. Mineral fuels including oil: $19.7 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from Russia

Russia's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$662 million or 3.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $431.9 million
  2. Cereals: $78.7 million
  3. Iron and steel: $49.1 million
  4. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $37.2 million
  5. Vehicles: $19 million
  6. Wood: $13.8 million
  7. Paper: $6.3 million
  8. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $5.1 million
  9. Organic chemicals: $3.9 million
10. Fertilizers: $3.4 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from Egypt

Egypt's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$551.6 million or 3.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $89.9 million
  2. Vegetables: $38.6 million
  3. Copper: $36.1 million
  4. Stone, plaster, cement: $35.5 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $29.2 million
  6. Glass: $27.7 million
  7. Ceramic products: $26.4 million
  8. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $23.3 million
  9. Tobacco: $21.3 million
10. Mineral fuels including oil: $20 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from Spain

Spain's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$450.9 million or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Ceramic products: $101.8 million
  2. Live animals: $47.5 million
  3. Mineral fuels including oil: $45.6 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $41.8 million
  5. Machinery: $21.3 million
  6. Vehicles: $13.8 million
  7. Furniture, lighting, signs: $13.5 million
  8. Meat, seafood preparations: $11.9 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $10.7 million
10. Electronic equipment: $9.3 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from the UK

United Kingdom's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$411.1 million or 2.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $113.1 million
  2. Machinery: $50.6 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $43.9 million
  4. Beverages: $37.2 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $36.1 million
  6. Dairy, eggs, honey: $16.4 million
  7. Perfumes, cosmetics: $10.6 million
  8. Fish: $9.5 million
  9. Ships, boats: $8.9 million
10. Other chemical goods: $7.9 million
Fastest-Growing Lebanese Imports
Research Note: 
Import numbers rarely match the source exporters’ stats. Reasons for import-export statistical discrepancies include re-exports, time lags, misallocations, distinct trade reporting systems, different quantity measurements and country confidentiality rules. Also, transportation and insurance costs are sometimes added to import totals.
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Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis