East Timor recorded a trade deficit of 15426.62 USD Thousand in October of 2019. Balance of Trade in East Timor averaged -35224.75 USD Thousand from 2005 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 75032.23 USD Thousand in September of 2016 and a record low of -248083 USD Thousand in December of 2009.

Balance of Trade in East Timor is expected to be -49243.00 USD Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in East Timor to stand at -46722.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the East Timor Balance of Trade is projected to trend around -46722.00 USD Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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East Timor Balance of Trade

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-15426.62 -58146.41 75032.23 -248083.00 2005 - 2019 USD Thousand Monthly


East Timor Balance of Trade
Even though Timor is an exporter of oil, it runs consistent trade deficits. This is mainly due to high imports needed to rebuild the country’s underdeveloped infrastructure. Oil accounts for around 49 percent of Timor's export revenues. Timor's other exports include coffee, books, aircraft parts, electronic appliances and sandblasting machines. Timor mainly imports electrical machinery, fuel, electrical appliances, machinery, books, beverages, vegetables, cement, plastics, cereals and textiles. Timor's main trading partners are Finland, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, China and Portugal. .

East Timor Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -15426.62 -58146.41 75032.23 -248083.00 USD Thousand [+]
Current Account -339.00 545.00 2736.00 -339.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -11.80 -16.10 252.00 -32.20 percent [+]
Exports 6562.29 3318.36 131047.24 0.00 USD Thousand [+]
Imports 50196.29 61464.78 343421.85 0.00 USD Thousand [+]
Terrorism Index 0.00 0.00 2.49 0.00 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 18823.00 17458.00 25923.00 11554.00 [+]