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Trade in Bhutan

Bhutan was the world’s 156th largest exporter of goods and 160th largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were 784 and 23 million USD respectively. In 2012, Bhutan’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to India, Bangladesh and Italy, with trade representing 75.92 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Bhutan is the world’s 164th largest importer of goods and 154th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $1,220 and $163 million USD respectively in 2021. Leading import partners were India, the Republic of Korea, and China. Bhutan is part of 3 different Regional Trade Agreements, such as India – Bhutan, South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA).

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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Kingdom of Bhutan





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Legal System

civil law based on Buddhist religious law



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Financial Information

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Contact Information

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Links to other helpful resources

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National Tariff Finder

Trade Information Portal

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National Tariff Finder

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Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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