Djibouti - Foreign trade



About 75% of imports are consumed or used in Djibouti, while the remainder is forwarded to Ethiopia or northern Somalia. Exports include hides and skins, and coffee. However, trade statistics should not be considered entirely reliable.

In 1992 Djibouti's imports were distributed among the following categories:

Djibouti

Consumer goods 19.2%
Food 24.2%
Fuels 8.0%
Industrial supplies 27.9%
Machinery 7.9%
Transportation 8.6%
Other 4.1%

Principal trading partners in 1998 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:

Djibouti

COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
Somalia 66 2 64
Yemen 28 3 25
Ethiopia 6 19 -13
China (inc. Hong Kong) 4 2 -2
Italy 2 19 -17
Saudi Arabia 1 9 -8
France 1 43 -42
United Arab Emirates n.a. 9 n.a.
United States n.a. 5 n.a.
United Kingdom n.a. 5 n.a.
Korea n.a. 1 n.a.
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