Lebanon - Country Commercial Guide
Agricultural Sector

This is a best prospect industry sector for this country. Includes a market overview and trade data.

Last published date: 2022-07-26

Overview

According to Lebanese Customs statistics (chapters 1-24), Lebanon’s total agricultural imports reached $2.3 billion in 2021, of which $86 million, or 3.6 percent, was from the United States.  Major U.S. agricultural exports to Lebanon include oil seeds and oleaginous fruits ($26 million), cereals ($18 million), edible fruits and nuts ($14 million) and miscellaneous edible preparations ($10 million).

Strict controls imposed by the local financial sector on capital outflows have led to a major decrease in agriculture exports to Lebanon.  There have been some local attempts at import substitution in the agricultural sector, although Lebanon will continue to rely on imports for a large percentage of its food needs (up to 80 percent).

Resources

Lebanese Customs Administration (http://www.customs.gov.lb/home.aspx).

Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS)

Contact for the Commercial Section that covers the agriculture sector: Naaman Tayyar, Head of Commercial Section, Email: Naaman.Tayyar@trade.gov.