Statistical data (East Timor)

Economic Indicators

 2019(a)2020(a)2021(b)2022(c)
Population (million)1.31.31.3
GDP (US$ billion)2.01.92.0
Real GDP growth rate (%)19.510.44.04.5
Total exports (US$ million)26.017.4
Total imports (US$ million)-592.5-527.4
Consumer Price Index (%)1.00.53.52.1
Current account balance (US$ million)134.0-356.7
Exchange RateUS dollar is used; also issued Centavo the nation coin, with 1:1 with US dollar

Remarks: (a) actual value; (b) estimated value of Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU); (c) predicted value of Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

Source: Country Report Q4 2021 (Timor-Leste) by the British Economist Intelligence Unit

 

Main export and import goods destinations

Main export destinations (2020)Proportion in total value of exports goods (%)
Japan27.0
Malaysia20.9
Singapore18.3
Thailand10.5
Others23.3
Main source of import (2020)Proportion in total value of imports goods (%)
Indonesia37.4
China15.7
Singapore10.4
Hong Kong (China)7.8
Others28.7

Source: Statistics Timor-Leste

 

Main export and import goods

Major export goods (2020)Proportion in total value of exports goods (%)
Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes80.5
Coffee, tea, mate and spices12.9
Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder1.6
Others5.0
Major import goods (2020)Proportion in total value of imports goods (%)
Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes12.4
Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling-stock and parts and accessories thereof8.3
Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof7.2
Steel product6.0
Others66.1

Source: International Trade Center (ITC)

 

Statistics on Trade in Services

Main Exports Services (2020)Proportion in total value of exports services (%)
Tourism55.9
Government procurement on goods and services27.2
Transportation15.1
Other1.8
Main Imports Services (2020)Proportion in total value of imports services (%)
Government procurement on goods and services34.6
Transportation17.5
Construction17.5
Other30.4

Remarks:The above content is the estimated data of UNCTAD, WTO and ITC.

Source: International Trade Centre

 

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

YearTotal tradeTotal exports value *Total imports value **
202019,162.719,041.7121.1
201916,751.014,294.62,456.4
201813,550.313,248.9301.4
201713,395.613,259.7135.9
201616,448.516,419.429.2

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$) (1 USD»8 MOP)

YearTotal tradeTotal exports value*Total imports value **
2020219,383.9219,383.9
2019
201820,356.520,356.5
2017
2016

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
  • “2020 Statistical Bulletin of China’s Outward Foreign Direct Investment” by the Ministry of Commerce of 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
  • Statistics Timor-Leste
  • International Trade Center (ITC)
  • Country Report Q4 2021 (Timor-Leste) by the British Economist Intelligence Unit
  • 2021 World Investment Report by the UNCTAD

 

Updated in October 2021.