Top Lebanon Imports 2014
In 2014, Lebanon bought US$20.5 billion worth of imported products up by 14% since 2010.
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from China

China's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$2.5 billion or 12.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Iron and steel: $519.3 million
  2. Machines, engines, pumps: $334.3 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $328.5 million
  4. Furniture, lighting, signs: $97.4 million
  5. Plastics: $95.4 million
  6. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $91 million
  7. Iron or steel products: $78 million
  8. Knit or crochet clothing: $71.8 million
  9. Footwear: $65.9 million
10. Toys, games: $61.6 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from Italy

Italy's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$1.6 billion or 8% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $673.7 million
  2. Machines, engines, pumps: $143.9 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $85.8 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $61.8 million
  5. Furniture, lighting, signs: $51 million
  6. Plastics: $47.6 million
  7. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $41.1 million
  8. Ceramic products: $32.9 million
  9. Footwear: $30.3 million
10. Iron or steel products: $29.7 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from France

France's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$1.3 billion or 6.2% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $573 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $151 million
  3. Perfumes, cosmetics: $66.8 million
  4. Dairy, eggs, honey: $34.2 million
  5. Electronic equipment: $32.1 million
  6. Machines, engines, pumps: $28.3 million
  7. Cereal, milk preparations: $28.3 million
  8. Vehicles: $27.2 million
  9. Live animals: $25.3 million
10. Medical, technical equipment: $18.5 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from Germany

Germany's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$1.3 billion or 6.1% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $399.6 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $178.9 million
  3. Machines, engines, pumps: $135.6 million
  4. Electronic equipment: $67.7 million
  5. Tobacco: $45.6 million
  6. Plastics: $34.8 million
  7. Medical, technical equipment: $33.8 million
  8. Oil: $31.4 million
  9. Perfumes, cosmetics: $25.4 million
10. Other chemical goods: $23.4 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from America

America's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$1.2 billion or 6% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $304.6 million
  2. Vehicles: $219.4 million
  3. Machines, engines, pumps: $144 million
  4. Pharmaceuticals: $113.1 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $67.3 million
  6. Electronic equipment: $42.6 million
  7. Fruits, nuts: $28.9 million
  8. Plastics: $25.6 million
  9. Food waste, animal fodder: $24 million
10. Other food preparations: $23.7 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from Russia

Russia's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$887.3 million or 4.3% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $684.5 million
  2. Cereals: $62.7 million
  3. Wood: $37.5 million
  4. Copper: $27.5 million
  5. Iron and steel: $16.9 million
  6. Paper: $16 million
  7. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $13 million
  8. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $9 million
  9. Fertilizers: $6 million
10. Organic chemicals: $3.8 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from Greece

Greece's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$816.3 million or 4% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $740.7 million
  2. Salt, sulphur, stone, cement: $8.6 million
  3. Tanning, dyeing extracts: $7.4 million
  4. Food waste, animal fodder: $7 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $6.7 million
  6. Wood: $5 million
  7. Machines, engines, pumps: $4.9 million
  8. Plastics: $3.9 million
  9. Other chemical goods: $3.1 million
10. Aluminum: $2.4 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from Turkey

Turkey's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$705.6 million or 3.4% of its overall imports.

  1. Iron and steel: $62.5 million
  2. Tobacco: $54.8 million
  3. Machines, engines, pumps: $41 million
  4. Plastics: $39 million
  5. Clothing (not knit or crochet): $34.2 million
  6. Animal/vegetable fats and oils: $31.5 million
  7. Cereal, milk preparations: $31.3 million
  8. Vehicles: $30.9 million
  9. Iron or steel products: $27.8 million
10. Oil: $23.8 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from Belgium

Belgium's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$604.2 million or 2.9% of its overall imports.

  1. Oil: $346.4 million
  2. Gems, precious metals, coins: $79 million
  3. Pharmaceuticals: $28.4 million
  4. Machines, engines, pumps: $19 million
  5. Plastics: $15 million
  6. Dairy, eggs, honey: $14.8 million
  7. Cereal, milk preparations: $9.2 million
  8. Cocoa: $7.5 million
  9. Other food preparations: $6.2 million
10. Fertilizers: $5.8 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from UK

UK's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$537.4 million or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Vehicles: $118.3 million
  2. Machines, engines, pumps: $83.1 million
  3. Electronic equipment: $61.1 million
  4. Oil: $54.1 million
  5. Pharmaceuticals: $53.9 million
  6. Alcoholic beverages: $33.3 million
  7. Dairy, eggs, honey: $16.3 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $11.5 million
  9. Cereal, milk preparations: $8.9 million
10. Other chemical goods: $8.8 million
Top 10 Lebanese Imports from Switzerland

Switzerland's exports to Lebanon amounted to
$534.1 million or 2.6% of its overall imports.

  1. Gems, precious metals, coins: $280.6 million
  2. Pharmaceuticals: $107.1 million
  3. Tobacco: $44.5 million
  4. Clocks and watches: $33.6 million
  5. Medical, technical equipment: $14.5 million
  6. Other food preparations: $9.1 million
  7. Machines, engines, pumps: $08 million
  8. Perfumes, cosmetics: $4.6 million
  9. Electronic equipment: $3.4 million
10. Dairy, eggs, honey: $3.1 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.
Data source: Trade Map, International Trade Centre, www.intracen.org/marketanalysis