Lithuania - Merchandise imports from high-income economies (% of total merchandise imports)

Merchandise imports from high-income economies (% of total merchandise imports) in Lithuania was 75.74 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 24 years was 99.15 in 1992, while its lowest value was 47.77 in 1994.

Definition: Merchandise imports from high-income economies are the sum of merchandise imports by the reporting economy from high-income economies 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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Year Value
1992 99.15
1993 66.20
1994 47.77
1995 54.44
1996 63.92
1997 65.15
1998 68.66
1999 69.07
2000 62.75
2001 63.52
2002 67.07
2003 65.85
2004 68.38
2005 64.20
2006 66.91
2007 72.79
2008 61.16
2009 61.78
2010 58.89
2011 59.35
2012 59.84
2013 62.69
2014 68.18
2015 71.78
2016 75.74

Development Relevance: Low- and middle-income economies are an increasingly important part of the global trading system. Trade between high-income economies and low- and middle-income economies has grown faster than trade between high-income economies. This increased trade benefits both producers and consumers in developing and high-income economies.

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


Topic: Private Sector & Trade Indicators

Sub-Topic: Imports