Yemen - Foreign trade



Petroleum accounts for about 91% of the country's exports. Oil export revenues were estimated at $1.4 billion in 1998. Other exports in recent years have included coffee and dried and salted fish; imports included food and live animals, machinery and equipment, and manufactured goods.

In 1998 Yemen's imports were distributed among the following categories:

Yemen

Consumer goods 10.8%
Food 29.4%
Fuels 6.4%
Industrial supplies 27.8%
Machinery 16.6%
Transportation 8.4%
Other 0.6%

Principal trading partners in 1999 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:

Yemen

COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
China (inc. Hong Kong) 731 62 669
Thailand 646 39 607
Korea 347 29 318
Singapore 207 71 136
India 179 55 124
Kuwait 53 120 -67
Saudi Arabia 45 246 -201
United Arab Emirates 18 256 -238
United States 16 125 -109
United Kingdom 5 87 -82

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