Syrian Arab Republic - Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies outside region (% of total merchandise imports)

Merchandise imports from low- and middle-income economies outside region (% of total merchandise imports) in Syrian Arab Republic was 68.19 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 56 years was 75.25 in 2014, while its lowest value was 7.88 in 1985.

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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Year Value
1960 10.11
1961 10.96
1962 12.29
1963 13.88
1964 14.48
1965 13.38
1966 21.56
1967 16.07
1968 12.41
1969 15.80
1970 12.90
1971 13.99
1972 16.20
1973 16.37
1974 14.29
1975 16.05
1976 9.26
1977 14.82
1978 15.69
1979 13.01
1980 11.16
1981 12.09
1982 11.03
1983 8.60
1984 8.26
1985 7.88
1986 12.65
1987 9.60
1988 14.66
1989 15.01
1990 16.57
1991 22.27
1992 21.24
1993 19.81
1994 19.09
1995 27.48
1996 17.48
1997 17.70
1998 25.10
1999 26.72
2000 31.74
2001 33.78
2002 34.25
2003 37.85
2004 46.16
2005 38.93
2006 35.15
2007 37.12
2008 46.88
2009 47.46
2010 44.46
2011 49.33
2012 51.76
2013 55.80
2014 75.25
2015 72.44
2016 68.19

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

Classification

Topic: Private Sector & Trade Indicators

Sub-Topic: Imports