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Agro Industry
  • The Agro-Food sector is a major contributor to the Lebanese economy. In 2011, it generated an estimated 26.3% of the industrial sector output and around 2.2% of the country’s GDP, based on National Accounts estimates. The sector possesses significant employment generation potential. It currently has an estimated workforce of 20,607, and accounts for 25% of the Industrial sector workforce.
  • Exports of Agro-Food products account for 36.5% of total industrial exports in 2015, and have increased by 11.2% between 2012 and 2015.
  • Lebanese products benefit from a high quality and competitive price which have enabled their entry in markets across the world.

 

EXPORT COMPOSITION (2015)EXPORT COMPOSITION (2015)

Source: Higher Council of Customs

 

MAIN DESTINATION OF EXPORTS (2015) 

Country

% Share of Total Exports

Syria

54%

Iraq

23%

KSA

12%

Egypt

6%

UAE 5%

Source: Higher Council of Customs

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AGRO-FOOD FACT BOOK 2016
Investment Opportunities in the Agro-Food sector 2016