Which Economy Imports the Most?

Imports (As % of GDP) (%), 2019 or latest
Economy | December 31, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 167 countries in 2019, Hong Kong ranked the highest in imports as a share of GDP with 1.76% followed by Luxembourg and Singapore. On the other end of the scale was Sudan with 0.090%, Turkmenistan with 0.125% and Cuba with 0.126%.

Average imports as a share of GDP reached 0.298% in 2019 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1.42 % less than in the previous year and -2.51 % 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 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Belgium % 0.785% 0.790% 0.764% 0.782% 0.822%
Djibouti % ... ... ... ... ... 1.91% 1.41% 1.23% 1.09% 1.57% ...
Hong Kong % 2.21% 2.13% 1.94% 1.85% 1.88%
Hungary % 0.786% 0.810% 0.796% 0.778% 0.792%
Ireland % 0.849% 0.920% 0.932% 1.05% 0.990%
Lesotho % 0.930% 0.861% 0.864% 0.884% 0.902%
Liberia % 0.964% 1.09% 1.07% 1.00% 0.987%
Luxembourg % 1.59% 1.80% 1.87% 1.78% 1.82%
Maldives % 0.728% 0.747% 0.712% 0.771% 0.793%
Malta % 1.48% 1.38% 1.45% 1.40% 1.34%
Seychelles % 0.920% 0.992% 0.861% 0.930% 1.01%
Singapore % 1.72% 1.69% 1.51% 1.39% 1.45%
Slovakia % 0.879% 0.867% 0.889% 0.908% 0.929%
Somalia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 0.915% 0.985% 0.985% 0.999% 1.03%
Vietnam % 0.815% 0.831% 0.890% 0.911% 0.988%