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 Import 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 […]

Qatar’s Top 10 Exports

Located on the Arabian Peninsula’s northeast coast, southern Qatar borders with Saudi Arabia while sharing sea borders on the Persian Gulf with the United Arab Emirates and Iran. Exports from Qatar amounted to US$78 billion in 2015, down by -31.9% since 2011 and down by -40.7% from 2014 to 2015. Qatar’s top 10 exports accounted […]

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 […]

Fastest-Growing Iranian Export Products

Eleven of the 15 fastest-growing Iranian export products at least doubled in value from 2010 to 2014. Increases range from 100.3% for wrist watches to over 10,000% for Iran’s miscellaneous base metals shipments. Overall, Iranian exports fell in value by 23.4% over the 5-year period. Please note that this analysis is at the 2-digit Harmonized […]