Eritrea is the 168th largest export economy in the world. In 2015, Eritrea exported $424M and imported $342M, resulting in a positive trade balance of $81.4M.

The top exports of Eritrea are Copper Ore ($381M), Precious Metal Ore ($19.2M), Precious Stones ($5.62M), Surveying Equipment ($4.96M) and Pepper ($3.28M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Large Construction Vehicles ($23M), Delivery Trucks ($16.3M), Rubber Tires ($14.9M), Wheat Flours ($14.7M) and Specialized Vehicles ($14.2M).

The top export destinations of Eritrea are China ($175M), India ($161M), Bulgaria ($36.6M), Canada ($14.1M) and South Korea ($12.9M). The top import origins are China ($135M), Egypt ($49.6M), Italy ($18.7M), South Africa ($18.3M) and Turkey ($13.9M).

Eritrea borders Djibouti, Ethiopia and Sudan by land and Saudi Arabia and Yemen by sea.

Economic Complexity of Eritrea

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