Human Development Data for the Arab States

Food imports (% of merchandise imports)

Food comprises the commodities in SITC sections 0 (food and live animals), 1 (beverages and tobacco), and 4 (animal and vegetable oils and fats) and SITC division 22 (oil seeds, oil nuts, and oil kernels).

Source: World Bank staff estimates from the Comtrade database maintained by the United Nations Statistics Division.


Country/Region 1980 1990 2000 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Algeria 21 23.7 28.2 19.3 19.2 19.8 21.4 16.3 16.3
Bahrain 16.7 16.5 9.7 6.8 5.7 5.2 6.3 8 11.9
Comoros .. .. 43.4 34.2 28.2 19.5 .. .. ..
Djibouti 42.7 29.9 .. .. .. .. .. 29.3 ..
Egypt 32.4 31.5 25.1 20.1 19 20.3 17.2 17.2 19.1
Iraq .. .. 1.2 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Jordan 18.2 25.9 21.3 13.6 13.3 15.1 16.8 17 16.2
Kuwait 14.8 17.1 14 12.7 14.4 13 14.7 .. ..
Lebanon .. .. 18.9 15.4 15.2 16.4 14.4 15.3 16.3
Libya 19.3 22.2 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Mauritania .. .. 18.7 10.2 25 25.5 28.2 29.1 19.4
Morocco 19.8 9.8 13.7 10.6 9.3 12.3 11.8 11.2 11.4
Oman 15.2 18.5 22.5 11.8 10.6 9.8 10.9 10.9 12.3
Qatar 15 17.4 11.7 6.6 5.2 4.7 6 7.1 8.2
Saudi Arabia 14.1 14.8 18.5 14.8 13.5 13.2 11 11.3 15.7
Somalia 32.5 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Sudan 25.9 .. 22.7 12.5 11.9 5.3 7.5 14.9 ..
Syrian Arab Republic 14.1 31.1 19 17.8 13.2 12.6 14 .. ..
Tunisia 13.7 10.6 8.3 8.5 8.2 9.8 10.2 8.6 9.4
United Arab Emirates 11.1 14 11.1 7.1 6.8 6.5 6.6 .. ..
Yemen .. .. 35.6 28.1 24.8 25 24.8 27.8 ..
Arab States 17 17.7 15.9 13 13.5 12.5 12 .. ..
East Asia & Pacific (developing only) .. 7.8 5 4.7 4.5 5.1 6 6.6 6.1
Europe & Central Asia (developing only) .. .. 10.4 8.6 7.9 7.6 8.3 10.5 9
Latin America & Caribbean (developing only) 13.8 11.9 6.9 6.8 6.5 6.8 7.6 8.1 7.3
Least Developed Countries: UN classification .. .. 18.1 16.3 .. .. .. .. ..
OECD Members 10.5 9 6.7 6.7 6.4 6.7 6.9 8.1 7.4
South Asia 12 8.5 7.7 6.6 6.5 7.1 5.3 6.9 6.7
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only) 9.6 .. 12.2 10.5 11.3 11.5 10.5 11.9 10.4
World 10.7 9 6.9 6.6 6.3 6.6 6.8 8 7.4


Back to top