Economic Trivia

The Lebanese economy is service-oriented; main growth sectors include banking and tourism.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2021): United Arab Emirates, Turkey, and Greece
Top 3 Exported Goods (2021): Precious Stones & Metals, Fruit & Nuts, and Furniture

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Banking; Tourism; Food Processing; Wine

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $80,145,285,973 (2021)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) -7.001% (2021)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $14,331 (2021)
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GDP Country Rank 101/197 (2021)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 154.756% (2021)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $66,893,314,415 (2021)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 32.2% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 6.166% (2019)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 1.427% (2021)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($2,985,222,279) (2021)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 1,866,554 (2022)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 3.808% (2021)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 20.772% (2021)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 75.42% (2021)
Unemployment Rate 12.635% (2022)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $12,214,357,414 (2021)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $6,020,232,988 (2021)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 110.759% (2022)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $457,878,416 (2022)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $5,820,896,430 (2021)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Lebanon’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank