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

Merchandise exports to low- and middle-income economies outside region (% of total merchandise exports) in Syrian Arab Republic was 22.69 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 56 years was 30.86 in 1984, while its lowest value was 3.87 in 1990.

Definition: Merchandise exports to low- and middle-income economies outside region are the sum of merchandise exports from the reporting economy to 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 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.

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Year Value
1960 3.89
1961 18.28
1962 13.62
1963 18.65
1964 25.84
1965 19.03
1966 22.12
1967 16.35
1968 13.25
1969 14.41
1970 18.06
1971 11.98
1972 12.95
1973 12.82
1974 8.19
1975 6.35
1976 6.02
1977 7.96
1978 6.91
1979 8.73
1980 14.10
1981 11.91
1982 22.09
1983 30.85
1984 30.86
1985 26.75
1986 10.98
1987 9.64
1988 10.44
1989 5.88
1990 3.87
1991 6.96
1992 5.57
1993 4.54
1994 4.72
1995 12.25
1996 6.21
1997 7.17
1998 13.84
1999 11.85
2000 13.32
2001 11.78
2002 14.09
2003 13.35
2004 16.76
2005 8.43
2006 10.22
2007 11.41
2008 7.12
2009 6.71
2010 12.02
2011 9.01
2012 20.91
2013 17.72
2014 27.02
2015 23.26
2016 22.69

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: Exports