I want to
apply for IDAL’s incentives
know if I qualify for IDAL’s incentives
know what are the steps to open a business
know what are the licenses and permits needed to open a business
know more about Investment Opportunities in Lebanon
operate in Lebanon
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Agriculture

  • The Agriculture sector generates around 4% of Lebanon’s GDP.
  • It employs roughly 6% of the Lebanese labor force, and is the 5th largest employer in the country. Given its socio-economic importance and given Lebanon’s competitive advantages with a vast arable land and suitable climate, ensuring the sector sustainability and growth is a national priority.
  • Exports of agricultural products have been on the rise over the last couple of years, reaching 465 Tons in 2016, mostly driven by increasing demand from Gulf countries for fresh produces.

 

EXPORT COMPOSITION (2016)

EXPORT COMPOSITION (2016)

Source: Higher Council of Customs


 

MAIN DESTINATION OF EXPORTS (2016)

Country

% Share of Total Exports

Kuwait

15.2

KSA

14.8

UAE

14.6

Egypt

12.1

Syria 11.7
Jordan 9.1
Oman 5.3
Qatar 4.5
Tunisia 2.6
Turkey 2.5
Bahrain 2.5
Iraq 1.3
Other 3.8

 Source: Higher Council of Customs

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