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Trade in Yemen

Yemen was the world’s 142nd largest exporter of goods in 2022. Export values were $690 million USD. Yemen’s top export category was Fuels and mining products, followed by Agricultural products, and Manufactures. In 2022, Yemen’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to Egypt, Turkey and Oman. In terms of imports, Yemen is the world’s 103rd largest importer of goods. Import values were $5.29 billion USD in 2022. Yemen’s top import category was Agricultural products, followed by Manufactures and Fuels and mining products. Leading import partners were United Arab Emirates, China and Saudi Arabia. Yemen is part of 1 Regional Trade Agreements, which is Pan-Arab Free Trade Area (PAFTA).
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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

Republic of Yemen





WTO Membership Date

26 June 2014

Legal System

mixed legal system of Islamic (sharia) law, Napoleonic law, English common law, and customary law



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Financial Information

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Yemeni rial

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Contact Information

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Business Support Organizations

Industrial Property Offices

  • Ministry of Industry and Trade, General Department for Intellectual Property Protection

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Mr Abdulkafi Al-Eryani
    National Coordinator
    SPS Unit (NNA and NEP)
    Phone: +(967 1) 460 562

    Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation
    P.O. Box 2805

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • YSMO Information Center
    Contact: Mrs. Najat Ahmed Al-khayyat
    Phone: +(967) 1 408608; +(967) 1 408609; ext.142

    Industrial Park, Zubairi Street
    PO Box 15261

    [email protected]

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Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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