Agricultural raw materials exports (% of merchandise exports)

Definition: Agricultural raw materials comprise SITC section 2 (crude materials except fuels) excluding divisions 22, 27 (crude fertilizers and minerals excluding coal, petroleum, and precious stones), and 28 (metalliferous ores and scrap).

Description: The map below shows how Agricultural raw materials exports (% of merchandise exports) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Benin, with a value of 74.88. The country with the lowest value in the world is Kiribati, with a value of 0.00.

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

See also: Country ranking, Time series comparison

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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 export shares may not sum to 100 percent because of unclassified trade.