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:
Principal trading partners in 1998 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:
|China (inc. Hong Kong)||4||2||-2|
|United Arab Emirates||n.a.||9||n.a.|