Exporter Rank

75 / 138

Importer Rank

73 / 138

Trade Balance Rank

103 / 138

Total Trade [1]

Total Exports (2021) $13,331,248,583
Total Imports (2021) $21,501,894,170
Trade Balance (2021) ($8,170,645,587)
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2021) [2] 16.85%
Imports of goods and services (% of GDP) (2021) [2] 24.21%

Trade Partners [1]

Export Partners

Top 10 Export Countries

Country Export USD$
United States $3,298,951,420
United Kingdom $1,003,025,078
India $891,459,628
Germany $811,265,975
Italy $622,819,425
Netherlands $457,164,371
Belgium $358,980,565
Canada $336,095,063
United Arab Emirates $313,857,858
China $306,295,498

Import Partners

Top 10 Import Countries

Country Import USD$
China $5,097,727,582
India $4,741,097,893
United Arab Emirates $1,409,073,309
Malaysia $825,236,327
Singapore $775,938,933
United States $566,680,633
Indonesia $483,569,814
Japan $448,377,064
Vietnam $426,650,971
Thailand $426,620,919

Traded Goods [1] (at the 2-digit HS Code level)

Top 10 Export Goods

HS Code Export USD$
(61) Apparel: Knit $3,337,356,243
(62) Apparel: Non Knit $1,973,401,394
(09) Coffee & Spices $1,828,339,217
(40) Rubber $1,173,845,063
(85) Electrical Machinery $366,355,996
(71) Precious Stones & Metals $345,631,300
(03) Seafood $317,082,819
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $253,347,228
(20) Preserved Fruits & Vegetables $243,770,699
(53) Natural Fibers $237,040,383

Top 10 Import Goods

HS Code Import USD$
(27) Oil & Mineral Fuels $3,400,857,675
(84) Industrial Machinery $1,832,937,014
(85) Electrical Machinery $1,729,495,377
(60) Knitted Fabrics $1,121,385,262
(72) Iron & Steel $1,091,958,745
(39) Plastics $911,031,267
(30) Pharmaceuticals $814,940,178
(52) Cotton $688,776,635
(40) Rubber $544,811,670
(10) Cereals $528,073,810

Sources:

  1. UN Comtrade (2021) except where stated otherwise.
  2. The World Bank. Accessed: 2/18/2023
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