Which Economy Imports the Most?

Imports (As % of GDP) (%), 2017 or latest
Economy | December 2, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 169 countries in 2017, Luxembourg ranked the highest in imports as a share of GDP with 1.90% followed by Hong Kong and Singapore. On the other end of the scale was Brazil with 0.116%, Cuba with 0.117% and Sudan with 0.118%.

Average imports as a share of GDP reached 0.285% in 2017 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 2.97 % more than in the previous year and -1.51 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average imports as a share of GDP reached an all time high of 0.301% in 2008 and an all time low of 0.119% in 1962. The average annual growth amounted to 1.49 % since 1960.

Data for more countries are available at Imports (As % of GDP) indicator page.

Imports (As % of GDP) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Belgium % 0.811% 0.817% 0.805% 0.820% 0.794%
Djibouti % ... ... ... ... ... 0.554% 0.580% 0.688%
Guinea % 0.534% 0.535% 0.540% 0.501% 0.509%
Hong Kong % 2.09% 2.15% 2.21% 2.13% 1.94%
Hungary % 0.806% 0.797% 0.787% 0.813% 0.809%
Ireland % 0.848% 0.870% 0.847% 0.917% 0.933%
Lesotho % 0.944% 1.00% 0.891% 0.823% 0.816% ...
Liberia % 0.945% 0.893% 0.964% 1.09% 1.07%
Lithuania % 0.775% 0.808% 0.828% 0.790% 0.763%
Luxembourg % 1.45% 1.55% 1.59% 1.80% 1.92%
Malta % 1.58% 1.61% 1.51% 1.37% 1.33%
Seychelles % 1.11% 1.17% 0.986% 1.04% 0.910%
Singapore % 1.76% 1.74% 1.72% 1.68% 1.52%
Slovakia % 0.860% 0.878% 0.896% 0.884% 0.908%
Vietnam % 0.835% 0.765% 0.815% 0.831% 0.890%