Overview: In 2018 Maldives was the number 154 economy in the world in terms of GDP (current US$), the number 171 in total exports, and the number 148 in total imports. In 2018, Maldives exported $254M and imported $3.07B, resulting in a negative trade balance of -$2.81B. In 2018, Maldives's exports per capita were $493 and its imports per capita were $5.94k.
Trade: The top exports of Maldives are Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($73.8M), Processed Fish ($44.1M), Fish Fillets ($42M), Refined Petroleum ($33.5M), and Non-fillet Fresh Fish ($27.8M). The top imports of Maldives are Refined Petroleum ($404M), Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft ($59.9M), Other Furniture ($59.3M), Broadcasting Equipment ($56.9M), and Gravel and Crushed Stone ($50.4M).
Destinations: Maldives exports mostly to Thailand ($65.3M), Oman ($32.4M), Germany ($23.7M), United States ($19.3M), and France ($17.5M), and imports mostly from United Arab Emirates ($544M), China ($507M), Singapore ($379M), India ($262M), and Malaysia ($222M).
Location: Maldives borders India, Sri Lanka, and British Indian Ocean Territory by sea.