Statistical data (East Timor)

Economic Indicators

  2017(a) 2018(a) 2019(a) 2020(b)
Surface area (sq. km) 14,609 14,609 14,609 14,609
Population (million) 1.3 1.3(b) 1.4
GDP (US$ billion) 1.61 1.57 1.67 -1.5
Real GDP growth rate (%) -3.8 -0.8 3.5(b) 4.0
Total exports (US$ million) 16.7 24.6 26.0
Total imports (US$ million) -681.1 -613.1 -592.5
Consumer Price Index (%) 0.6 2.4(b) 0.6(b) -0.3
Exchange Rate Timor-Leste does not have its own currencyand mainly uses theUS dollar and Indonesian rupiah

Remarks: (a) actual value; (b) estimated value of Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU); (c) predicted value of Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
Source: Country Report May 2020 (Timor-Leste) by the British Economist

 

Main export and import destinations

Main export destinations(2018) Proportion in total exports (%)
Indonesia 25.4
USA 22.3
Germany 13.6
China 8.5
Others 30.2
Main source of import (2018) Proportion in total imports (%)
Indonesia 31.8
China 15.1
Singapore 13.1
Hong Kong (China) 10.1
Others 29.9

Source: International Trade Center (ITC)

 

Main export and import goods

Major export goods (2018) Proportion in total exports (%)
Fossil fuels, mineral oil and distilled products thereof; bituminous substances; mineral wax 59.2
Coffee, tea, mate tea and spices 27.4
Oil seeds and oil-containing fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and grass root feed 3.9
Electrical machinery and equipment and their parts; recorders and speakers, television image and sound recorders and replayers, parts and accessories of such products 2.4
Others 7.1
Major import goods (2018) % Of total imports
Vehicles other than railway or tramway vehicles and their parts and accessories 10.2
Cereals 7.3
Ships and floating structures 7.0
Electrical machinery and equipment and their parts; recorders and speakers, television image and sound recorders and replayers, parts and accessories of such products 5.3
Others 70.2

Source: International Trade Center (ITC)

 

Statistics on the trade between Mainland China and Timor-Leste (US$ 10,000)

Years Total trade Total exports* Total imports**
2019 16,751.0 14,294.6 2,456.4
2018 13,550.3 13,248.9 301.4
2017 13,395.6 13,259.7 135.9
2016 16,448.5 16,419.4 29.2
2015 10,667.9 10,595.4 72.5

Remarks: * Value of goods exported to Timor-Leste from Mainland China; **Value of goods imported from Timor-Leste to Mainland China
Source of Data: General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China

 

 

Statistics on the trade between Macao and Timor-Leste (US$) (1USD»8MOP)

Years Total trade Total exports* Total imports**
2019
2018 20,356.5 20,356.5
2017
2016
2015

Remarks: * Value of goods exported to Timor-Leste from Macao; **Value of goods imported from Timor-Leste to Macao
Source: Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), Macao SAR Government

Source:

  • Country (region) guide for foreign investment co-operation (Timor-Leste)by the Ministry of Commerce the People’s Republic of China
  • General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China
  • SinoMaps Press
  • Statistics and Census Service (DSEC), Macao SAR Government
  • International Trade Center (ITC)
  • Country Report May 2020 (Timor-Leste) by the British Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Doing Business 2020 by the World Bank

Updated in May 2020.