Lebanese Industrial Sector & Trade Flows – A Comprehensive Overview

The industrial sector strongly contributes to the Lebanese economy.


Lebanese Industrial Sector Overview


The Industrial Sector has generated approx. $5.3 bn Added Value in 2018

1 Source: Banque du Liban (BdL) & Customs
2 Source: Association des Industriels Libanais (AIL)
3 Source: IDAL
4 Source: McKinsey Report “Lebanon Economic Vision”

Lebanon Trade Flow Overview


Lebanese industrialists are the major contributor in terms of national exports. According to customs, the Lebanese industry accounted for 93% of total exports, generating in 2019, $3.71bn of finished good sales. On the other hand, the total imports reached $17.9bn, of which $1.2bn of raw materials and $2.3bn of intermediate goods in 2019.

Lebanon Trade Flows: Exports per Geography


Lebanon’s Main Trade Partners for Exports*
Annual Evolution from 2017 to 2020 (up to Aug) (in $m)

Lebanon’s Exports per Region in 2019:
Europe: $1.4bn o/w $297m from EU
GCC: $908m
Asia (excl. Arab countries): $429m
North Africa: $145m
North America: $95m
Latin America: $17m

Lebanon Trade Flows: Exports per Industry & Type of Products


Lebanon’s Main Export Industries*
In 2019

Lebanon General Imports


Lebanon Trade Flows: Imports per Geography


Lebanon’s Main Trade Partners for Imports*
Annual Evolution from 2017 to 2020 (up to Aug) (in $m)

Lebanon’s Imports per Region in 2019:
Europe: $9.0bn o/w $6.7bn from EU $533m
Asia (excl. Arab countries): $3.2bn
North America: $1.6bn
GCC: $1.5bn
North Africa: $644m
Latin America: $533m

Lebanon Trade Flows: Imports per Industry & Type of Products


Lebanon’s Main Imports per Type of Industry *
In 2019

Lebanon Imports of Raw Materials*


Lebanon Trade Flows: Imports of Raw Materials per Geography


Lebanon’s Top 14 Trade Partners for Imports of Raw Materials*
In 2019

Lebanon’s Imports per Region in 2019:
Europe: $338m o/w $279m from EU
Latin America: $289m
GCC: $198m
North Africa: $133m
Asia (excl. Arab countries): $80m
North America: $48m

Lebanon Trade Flows: Imports of Raw Materials


Lebanon’s Main Imports of Raw Materials per type of Product*
In 2019

Lebanon Imports of Intermediate Goods*


Lebanon Trade Market: Imports of Intermediate Goods per Geography


Lebanon’s Top 14 Trade Partners for Imports of Intermediate Goods*
In 2019

Lebanon’s Imports per Region in 2019:
Europe: $480m o/w $587m from EU
Asia (excl. Arab countries): $616m
GCC: $351m
North America: $115m
Latin America: $81m
North Africa: $69m

Lebanon Trade Flows: Imports of Intermediate Goods


Lebanon’s Main Imports of Intermediate Goods per type of Product*
In 2019

*Source: Customs