Lebanon - Country Commercial Guide
Medical Equipment
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According to Lebanese Customs, Lebanon’s imports of medical equipment reached$187 million in 2021, of which $29 million, or 15.5 percent, was of U.S. origin.  Total medical equipment imports to Lebanon decreased by 6.5 percent in 2021 compared to 2020.

Difficult access to hard currency as a result of Lebanon’s economic collapse has led to a decrease in medical imports to Lebanon.  Experts predict trade to maintain the same figures in 2022 and 2023. .

  Table 3: Medical Equipment Chart

  2020 2021 2022 (Estimate) 2023 (Projection)
Total Local Production $1 million $1 million $1 million $1 million
Total Exports $21 million $12 million $12million $12million
Total Imports $200 million $187 million $185 million $185 million
Imports from the US $54 million $29 million $25 million $25 million
Total Market Size $180 million $176 million $174 million $174 million
Exchange Rates LBP1507.5 LBP1507.5 LBP1507.5 LBP1507.5

(Total market size = (total local production + imports) - exports)
Units: $ U.S. Dollars, LBP Lebanese Pounds
Source: Lebanese Customs statistics – Section 18

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According to local experts, U.S. medical equipment products are characterized by their high quality and competitive value.


Lebanon is an ideal location to establish a regional office to cover the Levant, including Iraq, although controls on the flow of capital will make this difficult.  The Lebanese market has traditionally been used as a platform for testing U.S. products prior to introducing them to the rest of the Levant market. 

The U.S. Commercial Service provides a wide range of services including, Gold Key Service (GKS) and International Partner Search (IPS), which help U.S. companies explore opportunities in Lebanon.


Ministry of Public Health

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

U.S. Commercial Service

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