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Eritrea is the 169th largest export economy in the world. In 2016, Eritrea exported $371M and imported $336M, resulting in a positive trade balance of $35.2M.

The top exports of Eritrea are Copper Ore ($154M), Gold ($96.5M), Precious Metal Ore ($67.8M), Zinc Ore ($37.9M) and Precious Stones ($4.82M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Wheat Flours ($24.3M), Raw Sugar ($22.9M), Electric Generating Sets ($17.3M), Cars ($12.2M) and Rubber Tires ($11.8M).

The top export destinations of Eritrea are China ($167M), the United Arab Emirates ($94.2M), India ($60.5M), Serbia ($12.3M) and Canada ($9.5M). The top import origins are China ($69.2M), Egypt ($68.2M), the United Arab Emirates ($52.9M), Brazil ($22.4M) and Italy ($17.7M).

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

Economic Complexity of Eritrea

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