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Agriculture
  • The Agriculture sector generates around 3.5% 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 379 thousand Tons in 2017, mostly driven by increasing demand from Gulf countries for fresh produces.

 

DISTRIBUTION OF AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS  BY PRODUCT (% Shares|2017)DISTRIBUTION OF AGRICULTURAL EXPORTS  BY PRODUCT (% Shares|2017)

Source: Lebanese Customs

 

MAIN DESTINATION OF EXPORTS (2017)

Country

% Share of Total Exports

Kuwait

17.1

KSA

15.0

Egypt

14.7

UAE

14.1

Syrian Arab Republic

8.7

Oman

7.7

Qatar 6.0
Jordan 4.5
Iraq 3.1
Bahrain 2.4
Turkey 2.1
Sudan 1.7
Other 3.0

 Source: Lebanese Customs

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