In 2021, China exported $1.53B to Lebanon and the main products are broadcasting equipment ($121M), electrical transformers ($81.8M), and rubber tires ($49.6M). During the last 26 years, the exports of China to Lebanon have increased at an annualized rate of 9.61%, from $141M in 1995 to $1.53B in 2021.
In the same year, Lebanon exported $22.5M to China and the main products were refined copper ($4.91M), scrap copper ($4.14M), and chocolate ($2.36M). During the last 26 years, exports to China have increased at an annualized rate of 16%, from $470k in 1995 to $22.5M in 2021.
In May 2023, the top exports of China to Lebanon were electrical transformers ($9.67M), synthetic filament yarn woven fabric ($7.38M), electric batteries ($7.22M), motorcycles and cycles ($6.63M), and motor vehicles; and accessories ($6.59M). The top imports of China were scrap copper ($2.71M), raw aluminum ($1.57M), refined copper ($312k), chocolate ($269k), and beauty products ($166k).
The exports of China were mainly from Zhejiang, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shandong, and Fujian Provinces, while import destinations were mainly Zhejiang, Shanghai, Jiangxi, Beijing, and Guangdong Provinces.
There are different transportation methods between the two countries, and below are the following options.
Air freight is the fastest and most efficient way to ship goods, which is ideal for time-sensitive shipments and high-value goods and also suitable for small shipments that do not require a full container.
Sea freight is a popular option for shipping goods, which is ideal for large shipments, and it is also cost-effective compared to air freight but with slower transit time. The major ports in China that handle sea freight to Algeria are Shanghai, Ningbo, and Shenzhen. The major ports in Lebanon are the ports of Beirut, Amchit, Tripoli, and Jounieh.
Railway transportation is fast gaining preference for cargo trade between the two countries, as it takes a significantly shorter time than sea transportation and is much more affordable than air transport. The railway system is perfectly connected to China’s railway network, making it possible to transport goods by train from China to Kuwait in around 30 days. To find out the transit time and costs for your shipment, use the free Agora Freight calculator.