Syrian Arab Republic - Merchandise imports from high-income economies (% of total merchandise imports)

Merchandise imports from high-income economies (% of total merchandise imports) in Syrian Arab Republic was 21.70 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 56 years was 75.03 in 1976, while its lowest value was 16.41 in 2014.

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
1960 62.88
1961 57.53
1962 62.20
1963 62.74
1964 55.54
1965 58.31
1966 51.46
1967 49.55
1968 47.00
1969 49.86
1970 49.83
1971 49.76
1972 50.05
1973 50.63
1974 55.95
1975 60.79
1976 75.03
1977 68.11
1978 57.78
1979 52.45
1980 55.34
1981 53.16
1982 48.50
1983 50.36
1984 43.03
1985 49.37
1986 54.37
1987 55.19
1988 62.01
1989 60.69
1990 61.78
1991 57.57
1992 56.89
1993 55.25
1994 54.71
1995 46.40
1996 46.72
1997 46.94
1998 48.13
1999 45.94
2000 53.80
2001 59.09
2002 55.96
2003 41.45
2004 42.46
2005 39.74
2006 40.29
2007 46.10
2008 38.60
2009 35.07
2010 44.19
2011 39.48
2012 34.79
2013 28.74
2014 16.41
2015 18.12
2016 21.70

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

Classification

Topic: Private Sector & Trade Indicators

Sub-Topic: Imports