General profile: Lebanon

GENERAL INFORMATION FOR 2016
Population
Population
Exchange rates
Exchange rate
GDP
GDP
5.988 Millions
1 507.500 LBP/US$
50 337 Millions current US$
Land area
Land area ¹
CPI growth (%)
CPI growth
GDP growth
GDP growth
..
-0.81 %
1.20 %
INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE
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-1.3 %
Merchandise exports growth rate in 2016
Total merchandise trade
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchandise exports
2 337
5 021
3 982
3 930
Merchandise imports
9 633
18 460
18 438
18 955
Merchandise trade balance
-7 296
-13 439
-14 456
-15 024
Export structure by product group in 2016
(as % of total exports)
17 %17 %51 %51 %9 %9 %23 %23 %
Top 5 partners in 2016
(exports, millions of US$)
398397320272243398397320272243
INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN SERVICES
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Total trade in services ²
(millions of US$)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Services exports
10 864
16 040
15 815
-
Services imports
7 890
(e) 13 179
(e) 13 567
-
Services trade balance
2 974
(e) 2 861
(e) 2 248
-
Services exports by main category ²
(as % of total services)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Transport
4.0
4.1
9.2
-
Travel
50.9
49.0
43.4
-
Other services
45.0
46.1
47.0
-
TRADE INDICES
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ECONOMIC TRENDS
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+1.2 %
Gross domestic product growth rate in 2016
Economic indicators
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
GDP, current
21 490
38 420
50 149
50 337
GDP per capita, current US$
5 390
8 858
8 571
8 406
Real GDP growth, y-on-y, %
2.75
8.04
1.51
1.20
Current account balance, % of GDP
-12.79
-19.66
-16.24
..
Exchange rate (/US$)
1 507.500
1 507.500
1 507.500
1 507.500
GDP by expenditure in 2015
(as % of total GDP)
84.611.725.228.351.484.611.725.228.351.4
FDI AND EXTERNAL FINANCIAL RESOURCES
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+1.5 %
FDI outflows as % of GDP in 2016
Financial flows
(millions of US$ unless otherwise specified)
2005
2010
2015
2016
FDI inflows
3 321.49
3 708.38
2 353.21
2 563.92
FDI outflows
715.50
486.83
661.72
773.21
Personal remittances, % of GDP
22.91
18.00
15.45
..
Financial flows trends
(millions of US$)
7 480.87 480.87 190.87 190.87 566.67 566.66 671.26 671.26 913.56 913.56 914.16 914.17 558.17 558.17 180.67 180.65 769.25 769.25 202.25 202.24 924.34 924.35 591.45 591.44 743.04 743.02 544.52 5642 5642 3532 3532 9072 9072 6612 6613 1113 1113 1373 1373 7083 7084 3794 3794 0024 0023 3763 3763 1323 1323 3213 3212 4842 4842 8602 8601 3361 3361 4541 4549939937 480.87 190.87 566.66 671.26 913.56 914.17 558.17 180.65 769.25 202.24 924.35 591.44 743.02 5642 3532 9072 6613 1113 1373 7084 3794 0023 3763 1323 3212 4842 8601 3361 454993FDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsFDI Inwards flowsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receiptsMigrant's remittances receipts
TRADE IN GOODS AND SERVICES
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Trade balance indicators ²
(as % and index)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Balance, % of GDP
-16.87
(e) -25.09
(e) -21.76
-
Balance, % of imports
-21.51
(e) -31.74
(e) -36.04
-
Normalized balance
-0.121
(e) -0.189
(e) -0.220
-
Trade openness ²
(sum of imports and exports as % of GDP)
99105112117143133142175152146140
LABOUR FORCE
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Labour force by gender in 2016
(as % of total labour force, all sectors)
Male
74%Male 74%Female
26%Female 26%
OTHER INDICATORS
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0.011 %
Share of the total world merchant fleet in 2016
Maritime transport indicators
 
2005
2010
2015
2016
Merchant fleet, national flag (thousands of DWT)
238 000 000
158 612 000
168 800 000
200 350 000
Liner shipping connectivity index (maximum 2004 = 100 for China)
12.53
30.29
41.81
35.10
Container port throughput (TEU)
..
949 155
(e) 1 210 400
..
Information economy indicators
(as % of)
2005
2010
2015
2016
Share of ICT goods, % of total exports
1.84
7.11
..
..
Share of ICT goods, % of total imports
3.26
2.79
..
..
Share of workforce involved in the ICT sector
..
..
..
..
Source: UNCTADstat (http://unctadstat.unctad.org)
Notes:
1
Land area refers to the total area of a country excluding area under inland water bodies. It differs from the country area, that includes area under inland water bodies, but excludes offshore territorial waters.
2
Statistics presented correspond to the 6th edition of the IMF Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6, 2009).
e
Estimated.
Symbols for missing values:
0
Zero means that the amount is nil or negligible
..
Not available or not separately reported
_
Not applicable
...
Not available, including no quotation
#
Non-relevant calculation
-
Not publishable
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Negative accumulation of flows; Value included in regional and global totals
Abbreviations & acronyms:
DWT:
Dead weight tons
FDI:
Foreign direct investment
GDP:
Gross domestic product
ICT:
Information and communication technology
TEU:
Twenty foot equivalent unit
US$:
United States dollar
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Generation date: 15 September 2017