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:
Principal trading partners in 1999 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:
|China (inc. Hong Kong)||731||62||669|
|United Arab Emirates||18||256||-238|