imports mainly mineral and chemical products (25% of total imports),
agricultural products, livestock and foodstuff (24%, mainly wheat, maize and
meat), machinery and electrical equipment (15%) and base metals (13%).
imports include raw hides, wood, paper-making products, textiles and
footwear (9.5%), artificial resins and rubber (6%) and vehicles and aircraft
exports account for about a quarter of GDP. The major exports are oil
and other mineral products (32% of total exports), chemical products (12
percent), agricultural products, livestock and others fats (11%) and
textiles (10.5 percent, mainly cotton). Other exports include: base metals
(5.5%), machinery and electrical appliances (4.5%) and foodstuff, beverages
and tobacco (4%).
partners are Italy, Spain, France, Saudi Arabia, India and Turkey. Others
include: United States, Brazil and Argentina.