Food imports (% of merchandise imports) - Country Ranking

Definition: 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 through the WITS platform from the Comtrade database maintained by the United Nations Statistics Division.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Guinea-Bissau 50.69 2005
2 Benin 48.97 2016
3 Yemen 46.93 2015
4 Eritrea 45.56 2003
5 The Gambia 40.93 2014
6 Kiribati 36.20 2013
7 Cabo Verde 32.46 2015
8 São Tomé and Principe 32.26 2016
9 Equatorial Guinea 31.80 1983
10 Lao PDR 31.67 1974
11 Comoros 31.45 2013
12 Djibouti 29.32 2009
13 Sierra Leone 28.48 2016
14 Samoa 28.22 2016
15 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 27.98 2015
16 Tonga 27.18 2014
17 Haiti 26.10 1981
18 Niger 25.12 2016
19 Liberia 25.01 1984
20 Vanuatu 24.96 2011
21 Dominica 24.93 2012
22 St. Lucia 24.79 2014
23 Seychelles 24.50 2015
24 Mauritius 24.33 2016
25 Chad 24.27 1995
26 Solomon Islands 24.12 2016
27 Grenada 24.09 2009
28 Greenland 23.73 2016
29 St. Kitts and Nevis 23.70 2011
30 Andorra 23.63 2014
31 Guinea 23.45 2015
32 Palau 23.44 2016
33 Senegal 23.35 2016
34 Antigua and Barbuda 22.99 2016
35 Somalia 22.44 1982
36 Jordan 21.61 2016
37 Tuvalu 21.53 2008
38 Barbados 21.14 2016
39 Syrian Arab Republic 21.04 2010
40 Belize 21.02 2016
41 Lesotho 20.75 2012
42 Dem. Rep. Congo 20.55 1986
43 Swaziland 20.54 2007
44 Zimbabwe 20.13 2016
45 Cameroon 19.87 2015
46 Côte d'Ivoire 19.83 2015
47 Rwanda 19.38 2016
48 The Bahamas 19.33 2015
49 Afghanistan 19.23 2015
50 Armenia 19.09 2016
51 Cayman Islands 19.08 1980
52 Algeria 19.03 2016
53 Egypt 18.87 2016
54 Myanmar 18.79 2016
55 Jamaica 18.60 2016
56 Venezuela 18.41 2013
57 El Salvador 18.35 2016
58 Nepal 18.30 2015
59 Mauritania 18.16 2016
60 Fiji 18.13 2015
61 Honduras 18.07 2014
62 Cyprus 18.03 2016
63 Bosnia and Herzegovina 18.01 2016
64 Sudan 17.98 2011
65 Lebanon 17.85 2014
66 Congo 17.85 2014
67 Gabon 17.14 2009
68 Nicaragua 17.03 2015
69 Nigeria 17.03 2014
70 Ghana 16.79 2013
71 Bangladesh 16.56 2015
72 Guyana 16.29 2016
73 Kuwait 16.16 2015
74 Macao SAR, China 16.06 2015
75 Oman 15.92 2016
76 New Caledonia 15.76 2015
77 Brunei 15.70 2015
78 Angola 15.68 2015
79 Madagascar 15.41 2016
80 Portugal 15.36 2016
81 Dominican Republic 15.24 2015
82 Central African Republic 15.16 2015
83 Latvia 14.79 2016
84 Greece 14.60 2016
85 Azerbaijan 14.53 2015
86 Moldova 14.50 2016
87 Timor-Leste 14.36 2013
88 Guatemala 14.27 2015
89 Georgia 14.16 2016
90 Albania 14.15 2016
91 Belarus 14.15 2016
92 Iran 14.13 2011
93 Saudi Arabia 14.06 2015
94 Burkina Faso 13.96 2015
95 Denmark 13.89 2016
96 Bhutan 13.72 2012
97 Suriname 13.69 2014
98 Mali 13.68 2012
99 Panama 13.68 2015
100 Uruguay 13.29 2016
101 Costa Rica 13.25 2016
102 Russia 13.09 2016
103 Togo 13.08 2016
104 Colombia 13.04 2016
105 Croatia 12.90 2016
106 Namibia 12.68 2016
107 Burundi 12.62 2015
108 Lithuania 12.53 2016
109 Pakistan 12.51 2016
110 Mongolia 12.47 2015
111 Luxembourg 12.39 2016
112 Morocco 12.30 2016
113 Netherlands 12.27 2014
114 Sri Lanka 12.17 2016
115 Uganda 12.14 2015
116 Libya 12.13 2010
117 Bahrain 12.04 2016
118 Cuba 11.92 2006
119 Mozambique 11.90 2015
120 Kyrgyz Republic 11.90 2016
121 Spain 11.87 2016
122 Kazakhstan 11.72 2016
123 Turkmenistan 11.71 2000
124 Indonesia 11.67 2016
125 Philippines 11.63 2016
126 Peru 11.61 2016
127 Trinidad and Tobago 11.41 2015
128 Malawi 11.41 2015
129 New Zealand 11.41 2016
130 Sweden 11.37 2016
131 Macedonia 11.36 2016
132 Ireland 11.27 2016
133 Tunisia 11.18 2015
134 Italy 11.08 2016
135 Botswana 11.05 2016
136 Papua New Guinea 11.03 2012
137 Tanzania 10.76 2016
138 Kenya 10.72 2013
139 Ecuador 10.56 2016
140 Malta 10.36 2016
141 Iceland 10.36 2016
142 Japan 10.33 2016
143 Bulgaria 10.27 2016
144 Tajikistan 10.21 2000
145 United Kingdom 10.21 2016
146 Norway 10.09 2016
147 Estonia 9.92 2016
148 France 9.81 2016
149 Qatar 9.72 2015
150 Belgium 9.67 2016
151 Chile 9.50 2016
152 Romania 9.25 2016
153 Paraguay 9.22 2016
154 Ukraine 8.99 2015
155 Poland 8.95 2016
156 Malaysia 8.81 2016
157 Slovenia 8.68 2015
158 Canada 8.59 2016
159 Vietnam 8.57 2014
160 Cambodia 8.43 2015
161 Israel 8.42 2016
162 Finland 8.42 2015
163 Ethiopia 8.41 2016
164 South Africa 8.35 2016
165 Austria 8.01 2015
166 Germany 7.96 2016
167 United Arab Emirates 7.56 2014
168 Brazil 7.40 2016
169 Australia 7.31 2016
170 Iraq 7.20 2014
171 Bolivia 6.99 2015
172 Thailand 6.56 2015
173 India 6.51 2016
174 Korea 6.42 2016
175 China 6.26 2016
176 Czech Republic 6.20 2016
177 United States 6.16 2016
178 Switzerland 6.10 2016
179 Mexico 6.09 2016
180 Slovak Republic 5.91 2016
181 Serbia 5.78 2007
182 Zambia 5.64 2015
183 Turkey 5.56 2016
184 Hungary 5.41 2016
185 Hong Kong SAR, China 5.26 2016
186 Singapore 4.26 2016
187 Argentina 3.64 2016

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Limitations and Exceptions: Previous editions contained data based on the SITC revision 1. Data for earlier years in previous editions may differ because of the change in methodology. Concordance tables are available to convert data reported in one system to another.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The classification of commodity groups is based on the Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) revision 3.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Merchandise import shares may not sum to 100 percent because of unclassified trade.