East Timor - Foreign trade



Trade in East Timor in 2002–03 was dominated by foodstuffs, construction materials, electronics, and clothing. Some 97% of manufactured goods are imported, with coffee being the sole significant export. Australia and Portugal are East Timor's principal trade partners. East Timor in the early 2000s was seeking trade partners to develop its oil and gas reserves, among them China and Malaysia. Coffee is exported to the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, and the Netherlands, among other countries.

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