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Trade in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste was the world’s 161st largest exporter of goods and 163rd largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were 616 and 17 million USD respectively. Timor-Leste’s top export category was fuels and mining products, followed by agricultural products, and manufactures. In 2017, Timor-Leste’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to Indonesia, the United States and Germany, with trade representing 84.88 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Timor-Leste is the world’s 169th largest importer of goods and 78th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $873 and $4,697 million USD respectively in 2021. Timor-Leste’s top import category was manufactures, followed by fuels and mining products and agricultural products.  Leading import partners were Indonesia, China and Singapore.
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General Information

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Official Name

Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste





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Legal System

civil law system based on the Portuguese model; note - penal and civil law codes to replace the Indonesian codes were passed by Parliament and promulgated in 2009 and 2011, respectively


Tetun, Portuguese

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Additional Information

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Business Support Organizations

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Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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