Human Development Data for the Arab States

Imports of goods and services (% of GDP)

Imports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services received from the rest of the world. They include the value of merchandise, freight, insurance, transport, travel, royalties, license fees, and other services, such as communication, construction, financial, information, business, personal, and government services. They exclude compensation of employees and investment income (formerly called factor services) and transfer payments.

Source: World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files.


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Algeria 30.3 24.9 21.4 24.3 21.5 23.3 22.9 36.1 ..
Bahrain 115 94.6 64.4 76.4 72.9 68.4 74.3 .. ..
Comoros 51.9 37.1 32.5 35.8 38.6 41.3 48.3 48.2 ..
Djibouti .. 78.4 50.4 50.9 57.3 77.1 .. .. ..
Egypt 42.9 32.7 22.8 32.6 31.6 34.8 38.6 31.6 26.1
Jordan 84.2 92.7 68.5 94.2 84.6 88.4 84.7 65 65.9
Kuwait 34.3 58.1 30.1 28.3 24.2 28.3 25.7 28 ..
Lebanon .. 99.9 35.9 42.6 42.1 48.2 53.5 47.8 43.8
Libya .. 31.1 15.5 28.3 25.5 29.4 27.5 .. ..
Mauritania 66.7 60.7 74.2 95.7 61.6 68.9 76.6 67.5 63
Morocco 26.7 31.9 33.4 37.9 39.7 44.9 50.9 39.7 42.9
Occupied Palestinian Territory .. .. 71.2 68.2 .. .. .. .. ..
Oman 37.7 27.6 31.4 31.2 32 40.2 37.4 41.5 ..
Qatar .. .. 22.3 33 36 33.6 29.2 31.2 ..
Saudi Arabia 27.3 31.6 24.9 27.8 31.8 37.7 37.1 43.1 35.4
Somalia 88.5 37.7 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Sudan 23.1 7.1 17.7 28.1 27.5 23.7 21.6 20.8 18.9
Syrian Arab Republic 36.1 28 28.6 41.6 38.7 37.8 36.7 31.1 35.8
Tunisia 45.6 50.6 42.9 45.3 47.9 53 58.7 48 54
United Arab Emirates .. .. .. 52 50.8 64.4 69.8 69.2 68.8
Yemen .. 20.1 36.6 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Arab States 35.3 37.1 27.6 35.2 35.1 40.2 41.4 42 ..
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) 16.8 21.1 31.3 40 39.1 37.2 35.8 29.6 33.1
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) .. 22.6 31.2 31.1 31.9 32.6 33.5 29.4 30.6
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 14.9 14.9 21.1 21.8 22.1 22.9 24 20.8 22.3
Least Developed Countries: UN classification 25 20.9 27 31.9 32.7 33.1 33.9 31.5 31.2
OECD Members 18.8 17.9 23 24.1 25.6 26 27.3 22.9 25.5
South Asia 13.2 11.6 15.9 22.9 25.1 25.1 28.9 25.1 24.7
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 30.8 25.4 30.7 33.9 35.3 36.1 39.8 33.6 32.1
World 20.3 19.5 24.9 26.8 28.2 28.6 30 25.4 28


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