Syrian Arab Republic - Merchandise exports to high-income economies (% of total merchandise exports)

Merchandise exports to high-income economies (% of total merchandise exports) in Syrian Arab Republic was 16.57 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 56 years was 79.53 in 2001, while its lowest value was 15.15 in 2014.

Definition: Merchandise exports to high-income economies are the sum of merchandise exports from the reporting economy to high-income economies according to the World Bank classification of economies. Data are expressed as a percentage of total merchandise exports 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.

See also:

Year Value
1960 35.06
1961 40.90
1962 50.48
1963 42.71
1964 31.74
1965 37.17
1966 36.87
1967 37.75
1968 37.37
1969 36.00
1970 45.67
1971 47.71
1972 37.85
1973 42.02
1974 51.26
1975 47.62
1976 58.05
1977 59.91
1978 64.52
1979 72.68
1980 70.51
1981 72.47
1982 53.18
1983 42.36
1984 46.41
1985 50.09
1986 44.11
1987 53.76
1988 42.95
1989 43.78
1990 52.30
1991 57.79
1992 73.29
1993 73.95
1994 72.54
1995 69.40
1996 36.37
1997 32.82
1998 65.23
1999 76.16
2000 78.62
2001 79.53
2002 77.35
2003 74.34
2004 63.77
2005 77.15
2006 63.89
2007 62.94
2008 50.73
2009 47.87
2010 53.21
2011 54.53
2012 22.21
2013 16.68
2014 15.15
2015 15.27
2016 16.57

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. At the regional level most exports from low- and middle-income economies are to high-income economies, but the share of intraregional trade is increasing. Geographic patterns of trade vary widely by country and commodity. Larger shares of exports from oil- and resource-rich economies are to 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: Exports