Israel’s Top 10 Imports

Israel imported US$69.1 billion worth of goods from around the globe in 2017, down by -4% since 2013 but up by 5% from 2016 to 2017 Israeli imports represent just 0.4% of total globally imported products which totaled $16.054 trillion one year earlier in 2016. From a continental perspective, about 42% of Israel’s total imports […]

Highest Value Yemeni Import Products

Refined petroleum was among the 20 highest value Yemeni import products in 2015. The most valuable Yemeni imports also include wheat, rice and corn. Sugar, biscuits and concentrated or sweetened milk and cream are other areas where Yemen posted strong export sales. The following list shows on which product categories Yemeni importers spent the most. […]

Highest Value Yemeni Export Products

Crude oil, petroleum gases and refined oils were among the 20 highest value Yemeni export products in 2015. The most valuable Yemeni exports also include fresh fish, mollosks and other aquatic invertebrates. Dates, figs and melons represent another area where Yemen has show strength in international trade. The following list shows on which product categories […]

Yemen’s Top 10 Imports

Yemeni imports amounted to US$6.5 billion in 2015, down -35.7% since 2011. Year over year, there was a more intense -46.4% decline from 2014 to 2015. Yemen’s top 10 imports accounted for almost three-fifths (58.9%) of the overall value of its product purchases from other countries. Yemeni imports represent a tiny fraction of total global […]

Yemen’s Top 10 Exports

Yemen is the poorest country in the Middle East. Geographically, the Arab nation shares borders with Saudi Arabia to its north, Oman to its east and northeast, the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden to its south and the Red Sea to its west. Exports from Yemen amounted to an estimated US$2 billion in 2015, […]

Iraq’s Top Trading Partners

The Republic of Iraq is home to a mosaic of ethnic cultures, predominately Arabs and Kurds. According to Wikipedia, 95% of Iraq’s population are Shia or Sunni Muslims. The country is surrounded by 6 nations: Iran on its eastern border, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest, Syria to […]

International Sales Opportunities for Exports to Egypt

The fact that Egypt imported US$44.5 billion more worth of products than it exported during 2014 is good news for suppliers around the globe. That’s because the multi-billion dollar trade deficit represents international sales opportunities for exports to Egypt since the country is a net spender on a specific set of goods highlighted below. Drilling […]

Fastest-Growing Middle Eastern Export Countries

After analyzing 2014 export data, we found 12 Middle Eastern countries that increased their export sales from 2010 to 2014. The minimum gain in value was 1.8% for Egypt up to Qatar’s 75.5% appreciation. Four other nations posted declines in the value of their shipments: Iran (down 21.6%), Lebanon (down 22.1%), Palestine (down 81.7%) and […]