According to the Lebanese Customs, total imports’ value dropped by a yearly 3.63% to $6.37B by May 2018, and exports’ value escalated from $965.29M to $1.07B. In details, the breakdown of transported goods by customs’ office revealed that Port of Beirut (PoB) ranked first with $5.01B of value of total goods traded, followed by Rafic Hariri Airport, with $1.72B, and Port of Tripoli with $519.78M. As for other customs’ offices, trade activity was very low as they are located close to the Syrian Borders.
Customs Offices Total Traded Values by April
|2018||2017||Yearly Change (%)|
|Port Of Beirut||5,010,008|| 5,204,460||-3.7%|
|Rafic Hariri Airport||1,720,787|| 1,540,745||11.7%|
Source: Lebanese Customs