Liberia - Foreign trade



Liberia had a history of trade surpluses before the war. Exports in 1998 were led by diamonds, followed by iron ore, rubber, and timber. Imports were led by mineral fuels, chemicals, machinery, transportation equipment, manufactured goods, and rice and other foodstuffs.

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

Liberia

COUNTRY EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE
Singapore 331 290 41
Belgium 254 14 240
France 78 807 -729
Spain 53 27 26
Croatia 37 341 -304
United States 24 55 -31
Germany 23 75 -52
Italy 18 1,303 -1,285
Korea 5 1,610 -1,605
Japan n.a. 1,013 n.a.
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