Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies outside region (% of total merchandise imports) - Country Ranking

Definition: Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies outside region are the sum of merchandise imports by the reporting economy from other low- and middle-income economies in other World Bank regions according to the World Bank classification of economies. Data are expressed as a percentage of total merchandise imports by the economy. Data are computed only if at least half of the economies in the partner country group had non-missing data.

Source: World Bank staff estimates based data from International Monetary Fund's Direction of Trade database.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Afghanistan 68.85 2016
2 Syrian Arab Republic 68.19 2016
3 Uruguay 67.65 2016
4 Iraq 67.07 2016
5 Somalia 61.32 2016
6 Hong Kong SAR, China 57.59 2016
7 Chile 53.66 2016
8 Ethiopia 51.26 2016
9 United States 50.85 2016
10 Yemen 49.82 2016
11 Tanzania 48.80 2016
12 Trinidad and Tobago 48.14 2016
13 Kenya 48.04 2016
14 Japan 47.98 2016
15 Mauritius 47.44 2016
16 Uganda 47.14 2016
17 Benin 46.74 2016
18 Pakistan 46.17 2016
19 India 45.78 2016
20 Brunei 44.90 2016
21 Australia 44.22 2016
22 Togo 44.14 2016
23 Madagascar 43.59 2016
24 Bangladesh 42.57 2016
25 Singapore 42.50 2016
26 Sudan 41.02 2016
27 Macao SAR, China 40.90 2016
28 Korea 40.83 2016
29 Eritrea 40.18 2016
30 Kyrgyz Republic 39.88 2016
31 Greece 39.63 2016
32 Libya 39.19 2016
33 Cuba 38.53 2016
34 Rwanda 38.36 2016
35 Sierra Leone 38.25 2016
36 Algeria 36.95 2016
37 The Gambia 36.60 2016
38 Saudi Arabia 36.58 2016
39 Sri Lanka 36.52 2016
40 Cameroon 36.36 2016
41 Jordan 36.15 2016
42 Ghana 35.90 2016
43 Palau 35.74 2016
44 New Zealand 35.44 2016
45 Guinea 35.25 2016
46 Senegal 35.23 2016
47 South Africa 35.22 2016
48 Kuwait 34.79 2016
49 Lebanon 33.60 2016
50 Burkina Faso 33.59 2016
51 Niger 33.42 2016
52 United Arab Emirates 32.55 2016
53 Burundi 32.48 2016
54 Haiti 32.39 2016
55 Russia 31.93 2016
56 Iran 31.91 2016
57 Netherlands 31.39 2016
58 Paraguay 31.22 2016
59 Peru 31.14 2016
60 Nigeria 31.00 2016
61 Mongolia 30.93 2016
62 Côte d'Ivoire 30.75 2016
63 Comoros 30.67 2016
64 Mauritania 30.62 2016
65 Dem. Rep. Congo 30.19 2016
66 Angola 30.14 2016
67 Malawi 29.95 2016
68 Italy 29.87 2016
69 Mali 29.11 2016
70 Tunisia 29.00 2016
71 Djibouti 28.69 2016
72 Egypt 28.65 2016
73 Chad 28.49 2016
74 Brazil 28.41 2016
75 Spain 28.24 2016
76 Slovenia 27.81 2016
77 Turkey 27.72 2016
78 Argentina 27.20 2016
79 Canada 27.00 2016
80 Gabon 26.91 2016
81 Morocco 26.46 2016
82 Colombia 26.28 2016
83 Qatar 25.37 2016
84 Armenia 25.26 2016
85 Bolivia 24.76 2016
86 Mexico 24.48 2016
87 Guinea-Bissau 24.44 2016
88 Uzbekistan 24.38 2016
89 Lithuania 24.26 2016
90 New Caledonia 24.11 2016
91 Bahrain 23.99 2016
92 Mozambique 22.32 2016
93 Oman 22.09 2016
94 United Kingdom 22.07 2016
95 Barbados 22.03 2016
96 Equatorial Guinea 21.95 2016
97 Tajikistan 21.89 2016
98 Poland 21.70 2016
99 Congo 21.54 2016
100 Israel 21.53 2016
101 Norway 21.30 2016
102 Liberia 21.14 2016
103 Nicaragua 20.96 2016
104 Switzerland 20.85 2016
105 Germany 20.82 2016
106 Ecuador 20.33 2016
107 Seychelles 19.94 2016
108 Hungary 19.63 2016
109 Finland 19.41 2016
110 Kazakhstan 19.06 2016
111 Ukraine 19.05 2016
112 Central African Republic 18.49 2016
113 Cyprus 18.43 2016
114 Costa Rica 18.39 2016
115 Belgium 17.89 2016
116 Nepal 17.75 2016
117 Honduras 17.40 2016
118 Portugal 17.11 2016
119 Antigua and Barbuda 16.94 2016
120 France 16.88 2016
121 Venezuela 16.45 2016
122 Dominican Republic 16.38 2016
123 Azerbaijan 16.03 2016
124 Latvia 16.02 2016
125 Denmark 15.92 2016
126 Iceland 15.45 2016
127 Belize 15.03 2016
128 Zambia 14.95 2016
129 Cabo Verde 14.94 2016
130 Czech Republic 14.92 2016
131 Guatemala 14.65 2016
132 China 14.56 2016
133 Slovak Republic 14.53 2016
134 Sweden 14.41 2016
135 Albania 14.21 2016
136 Macedonia 14.03 2016
137 Serbia 14.00 2016
138 Estonia 13.75 2016
139 Panama 13.65 2016
140 Austria 13.39 2016
141 Malta 13.18 2016
142 Montenegro 12.88 2016
143 Moldova 12.81 2016
144 St. Kitts and Nevis 12.72 2016
145 Georgia 12.42 2016
146 Belarus 11.92 2016
147 Bosnia and Herzegovina 11.56 2016
148 El Salvador 11.39 2016
149 Luxembourg 11.37 2016
150 Suriname 11.12 2016
151 Jamaica 11.09 2016
152 Grenada 10.91 2016
153 San Marino 10.74 2016
154 Guyana 10.42 2016
155 Namibia 10.30 2016
156 Indonesia 10.07 2016
157 Myanmar 9.45 2016
158 Turkmenistan 9.05 2016
159 Ireland 8.69 2016
160 The Bahamas 8.36 2016
161 Bulgaria 8.33 2016
162 São Tomé and Principe 8.13 2016
163 Romania 7.99 2016
164 Vietnam 7.49 2016
165 Swaziland 7.47 2016
166 Malaysia 6.67 2016
167 Croatia 6.57 2016
168 Thailand 5.81 2016
169 Dominica 5.76 2016
170 Kiribati 5.13 2016
171 Zimbabwe 5.07 2016
172 Botswana 4.76 2016
173 Dem. People's Rep. Korea 4.58 2016
174 Greenland 3.96 2016
175 Lesotho 3.82 2016
176 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 3.75 2016
177 Philippines 3.74 2016
178 St. Lucia 3.68 2016
179 Fiji 3.34 2016
180 Tuvalu 3.28 2016
181 Timor-Leste 2.47 2016
182 Vanuatu 2.31 2016
183 Papua New Guinea 2.08 2016
184 Bhutan 1.96 2016
185 Nauru 1.84 2016
186 Cambodia 1.53 2016
187 Solomon Islands 1.04 2016
188 Tonga 1.03 2016
189 Samoa 0.90 2016
190 Lao PDR 0.80 2016

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Development Relevance: Although global integration has increased, low- and middle-income economies still face trade barriers when accessing other markets.

Limitations and Exceptions: Data on exports and imports are from the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Direction of Trade database and should be broadly consistent with data from other sources, such as the United Nations Statistics Division's Commodity Trade (Comtrade) database. All high-income economies and major low- and middle-income economies report trade data to the IMF on a timely basis, covering about 85 percent of trade for recent years. Trade data for less timely reporters and for countries that do not report are estimated using reports of trading partner countries. Therefore, data on trade between developing and high-income economies should be generally complete. But trade flows between many low- and middle-income economies - particularly those in Sub-Saharan Africa - are not well recorded, and the value of trade among low- and middle-income economies may be understated.

Aggregation method: Weighted average

Periodicity: Annual