Overview In 2020 Cyprus was the number 117 economy in the world in terms of total exports and the number 91 in total imports.

Exports The top exports of Cyprus are Passenger and Cargo Ships ($875M), Packaged Medicaments ($490M), Refined Petroleum ($462M), Cheese ($347M), and Copper Ore ($119M), exporting mostly to Greece ($377M), United Kingdom ($248M), Liberia ($233M), Netherlands ($227M), and Israel ($223M).

Imports The top imports of Cyprus are Refined Petroleum ($1.21B), Passenger and Cargo Ships ($1.01B), Recreational Boats ($847M), Cars ($406M), and Packaged Medicaments ($354M), importing mostly from Greece ($2B), China ($910M), Germany ($848M), Italy ($775M), and Turkey ($758M).

Location Cyprus borders Egypt, Greece, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey by sea.

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The following section uses the most recent trade data from partners of Cyprus.

Disclaimer: data is presented based on availability and only countries that use the harmonized system are being shown.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

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Data is presented based on data availability. Only countries using the Harmonic System (HS) are selected. Every source is shown using their own latest twelve months of data.

*All data is converted to USD using January 2020 exchange rates when data is reported in local currency.

Historical Data

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Top Export (2020): Passenger and Cargo Ships, $875M

Top Destination (2020): Greece, $2B

In 2020, Cyprus exported a total of $4.28B, making it the number 117 exporter in the world. During the last five reported years the exports of Cyprus have changed by -$814M from $5.09B in 2015 to $4.28B in 2020.

The most recent exports are led by Passenger and Cargo Ships ($875M), Packaged Medicaments ($490M), Refined Petroleum ($462M), Cheese ($347M), and Copper Ore ($119M). The most common destination for the exports of Cyprus are Greece ($377M), United Kingdom ($248M), Liberia ($233M), Netherlands ($227M), and Israel ($223M).

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Fastest Growing Export Markets (2019 - 2020)

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Cyprus Exports Services (2018): $10.9B

Cyprus Imports Services (2018): $6.7B

In 2018, Cyprus exported $10.9B worth of services. The top services exported by Cyprus in 2018 were Transportation ($5.12B), Personal travel ($4.56B), Other business services ($368M), Government services, n.i.e. ($296M), and Business travel ($248M).

The top services imported by Cyprus in 2018 were Transportation ($2.99B), Personal travel ($1.83B), Other business services ($1.03B), Business travel ($334M), and Insurance services ($264M).

Economic Complexity

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Most Specialized Products by RCA Index

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Cyprus has a high level of specialization in Other Sea Vessels (77.8), Passenger and Cargo Ships (52.7), Tug Boats (50.7), Cheese (40.9), and Potatoes (37.6). Specialization is measured using RCA, an index that takes the ratio between Cyprus observed and expected exports in each product.

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

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The top export opportunities for Cyprus according to the relatedness index, are Non-fillet Frozen Fish (0.17), Gold (0.16), Other Animals (0.16), Tropical Fruits (0.16), and Crude Petroleum (0.15). Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product. The barchart show only products that Cyprus is not specialized in.

The product space is a network connecting products that are likely to be co-exported. The product space can be used to predict future exports, since countries are more likely to start exporting products that are related to current exports. Relatedness measures the distance between a product, and all of the products a country currently specializes in.

Relatedness Space

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This network shows the products most related to the production structure of Cyprus. These are products that tend to be co-exported with the products that Cyprus exports. Higher relatedness values ​​indicate greater knowledge, which predicts a greater probability of exporting that product in the future.

Diversification Frontier

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The Complexity-Relatedness diagram compares the risk vs strategic value of a country's potential export oppotunities. Relatedness is predictive of the probability that a country increases its exports in a product. Complexity, is associated with higher levels of income, economic growth, less income inequality, and lower greenhouse emissions.