Top Lebanon Imports 2016
In 2016, Lebanon bought US$18.7 billion worth of imported products down by -11.5% since 2012 but up by 3.5% from 2015 to 2016.
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from China

China's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$2.1 billion or 11.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Machinery: $301.5 million
  2. Iron and steel: $292.5 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $277.5 million
  4. Plastics: $96.5 million
  5. Furniture, lighting, signs: $89.7 million
  6. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $83.5 million
  7. Vehicles: $81.8 million
  8. Toys, games: $70.8 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $70.6 million
10. Knit or crochet clothing: $59.8 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$1.4 billion or 7.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $475.9 million
  2. Machinery: $139.6 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $83.1 million
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $61.5 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $51.7 million
  6. Gems, precious metals: $47 million
  7. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $45.4 million
  8. Plastics: $36 million
  9. Ceramic products: $32.2 million
10. Footwear: $31.6 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from the US

America's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$1.2 billion or 6.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $317.8 million
  2. Mineral fuels including oil: $235.6 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $138.8 million
  4. Machinery: $85.8 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $63 million
  6. Fruits, nuts: $33.1 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $31.7 million
  8. Other food preparations: $27 million
  9. Plastics: $21 million
10. Other chemical goods: $20.8 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$1.2 billion or 6.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $447.8 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $190.1 million
  3. Machinery: $110.7 million
  4. Medical, technical equipment: $35.1 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $35.1 million
  6. Plastics: $29.6 million
  7. Other chemical goods: $25.6 million
  8. Cereal, milk preparations:$22.5 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $22.3 million
10. Live animals: $16.1 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from Greece

Greece's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$1.1 billion or 5.7% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $992.6 million
  2. Food waste, animal fodder: $11.1 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $9 million
  4. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $8.6 million
  5. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $6.1 million
  6. Machinery: $5.4 million
  7. Plastics: $4.4 million
  8. Cereal, milk preparations: $3.4 million
  9. Wood: $3.1 million
10. Aluminum: $2.9 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from Egypt

Egypt's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$773.6 million or 4.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals: $295.6 million
  2. Vegetables: $48.6 million
  3. Stone, plaster, cement: $40.4 million
  4. Copper: $31.4 million
  5. Soaps, lubricants, candles: $29.9 million
  6. Ceramic products: $25.8 million
  7. Electronic equipment: $25.5 million
  8. Glass: $24.1 million
  9. Tobacco: $23.2 million
10. Plastics: $17.4 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from Russia

Russia's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$718.6 million or 3.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $492 million
  2. Cereal, milk preparations: $99.8 million
  3. Iron and steel: $49.9 million
  4. Vehicles: $18.1 million
  5. Wood: $17 million
  6. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $12.3 million
  7. Fertilizers: $5.2 million
  8. Organic chemicals: $5 million
  9. Paper: $3.5 million
10. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $2.8 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from France

France's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$715.9 million or 3.8% of its overall imports.

  1. Pharmaceuticals: $130 million
  2. Perfumes, cosmetics: $64.3 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $57 million
  4. Cereal, milk preparations:$33.1 million
  5. Dairy, eggs, honey: $32 million
  6. Machinery: $31.2 million
  7. Vehicles: $30.8 million
  8. Live animals: $29.9 million
  9. Mineral fuels including oil: $28.3 million
10. Copper: $25.1 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from Turkey

Turkey's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$664.7 million or 3.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Tobacco: $57.5 million
  2. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $41 million
  3. Machinery: $40.8 million
  4. Iron and steel: $39.2 million
  5. Iron or steel products: $37.8 million
  6. Plastics: $37.2 million
  7. Cereal, milk preparations:$35.2 million
  8. Knit or crochet clothing: $27.2 million
  9. Fish: $25.9 million
10. Vehicles: $22.8 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from Netherlands

Dutch exports to Lebanon amounted to
$645.8 million or 3.5% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $446.1 million
  2. Dairy, eggs, honey: $48.7 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $14.6 million
  4. Cereal, milk preparations:$13.3 million
  5. Plastics: $13.1 million
  6. Vegetables: $8.9 million
  7. Clocks and watches: $8.7 million
  8. Meat, seafood preparations: $7 million
  9. Machinery: $7 million
10. Other animal-origin products: $6.6 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from Kuwait

Kuwait's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$546.6 million or 2.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Mineral fuels including oil: $532.7 million
  2. Plastics: $6.1 million
  3. Glass: $2.8 million
  4. Inorganic chemicals: $1.3 million
  5. Paper: $755,000
  6. Cereal, milk preparations:$565,000
  7. Live trees and plants: $525,000
  8. Aluminum: $471,000
  9. Other manufactured products: $306,000
10. Other animal-origin products: $210,000
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