International Tourism, Expenditure (As % of Total Imports) rose to 7.04% in Libya in 2016

International Tourism, Expenditure (As % of Total Imports) (%)
Travel & Hospitality | Libya | May 17, 2019
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Expenditure of international tourism as a percentage of total imports reached 3.50 % in 2014 in Libya, according to Eurostat. This is 30.8 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, expenditure of international tourism as a percentage of total imports in Libya reached an all time high of 10.8 % in 1999 and an all time low of 1.28 % in 1996. When compared to Libya's main peers, expenditure of international tourism as a percentage of total imports in Algeria amounted to 0.953 %, 4.71 % in Egypt and 2.87 % in Tunisia in 2014.

Libya has been ranked 110th within the group of 161 countries we follow in terms of expenditure of international tourism as a percentage of total imports, 62 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

International tourism expenditure is the expenditure of international outbound visitors in other countries, including payments to foreign carriers for international transport.

International Tourism, Expenditure (As % of Total Imports) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Algeria % 1.00% 0.959% 0.809% 0.953% 1.20%
Cameroon % 7.57% 8.19% 8.99% 8.59% 9.53%
Chad % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Egypt % 4.20% 4.41% 4.99% 4.71% 5.35%
Israel % 5.25% 5.41% 6.18% 6.90% 8.90%
Italy % 4.41% 4.59% 4.75% 5.06% 4.93%
Libya % ... 8.14% 6.11% 3.50% 5.06% ...
Malta % 2.22% 2.29% 2.51% 2.58% 2.38%
Morocco % 4.92% 4.46% 4.22% 4.55% 5.23%
Niger % 1.86% 4.83% 2.70% 3.99% 4.75% ...
Nigeria % 10.5% 11.4% 11.9% 10.7% 12.5%
Saudi Arabia % 9.19% 8.36% 8.11% 9.71% 8.24%
Spain % 4.01% 3.95% 4.17% 4.31% 4.73%
Sudan % 8.50% 6.83% 4.28% 4.31% 1.92%
Tunisia % 2.63% 2.56% 2.92% 2.87% 3.46%