Eritrea is the 167th largest export economy in the world. In 2017, Eritrea exported $274M and imported $308M, resulting in a negative trade balance of $33.9M.
The top exports of Eritrea are Zinc Ore ($205M), Copper Ore ($37.2M), Precious Metal Ore ($19.1M), Unpackaged Medicaments ($4.21M) and Precious Stones ($3.15M), using the 1992 revision of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are Wheat Flours ($49.1M), Sorghum ($18.9M), Pasta ($16.5M), Soybean Oil ($15.9M) and Raw Sugar ($15.5M).
The top export destinations of Eritrea are China ($158M), South Korea ($76.4M), Spain ($19.8M), the Philippines ($6.97M) and Sudan ($4.31M). The top import origins are Egypt ($97M), China ($42.8M), Italy ($31.5M), Sudan ($19M) and Brazil ($15.4M).