On this page you will find beneficial information regarding foreign direct investment in / trading with Lebanon. If you are interested in exploring trade or investment possibilities in the country, feel free to contact the International Trade Council team. Additionally, we encourage you to engage with the official government investment agency featured on this page.
It is important to note that while the statistics presented on this page were understood to be accurate at the time of publication, they are subject to change over time. Please consult your ITC Trade Commissioner for up-to-date information.
Type of Government: Parliamentary Republic
Population: 5.593 million (2021)
GDP: 23.13 billion USD (2021)
Corporate Tax Rate: 17% - 20%
Personal Income Tax Rate: 25%
Major Exports: Gold ($449M), Diamonds ($425M), Scrap Iron ($376M), Other Furniture ($310M), and Grapes ($212M), exporting mostly to United Arab Emirates ($1.01B), Switzerland ($450M), Cameroon ($283M), Egypt ($281M), and Greece ($242M).
Major Imports: Refined Petroleum ($4.78B), Gold ($641M), Cars ($639M), Packaged Medicaments ($497M), and Diamonds ($429M), importing mostly from Greece ($2.77B), Turkey ($1.71B), China ($1.53B), United Arab Emirates ($941M), and United States ($819M).
Investment Agency: Investment Development Authority of Lebanon
National Chamber of Commerce: Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon
Website: https://www.ccib.org.lb/Customs Agency: Lebanese Customs Administration