Trucks at the port in Beirut, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Industrial exports dropped by 15.7 percent in the first nine months of 2016 compared to the same period last year, a statement from the Industry Ministry said.Moreover, the industrial exports' monthly average in the first nine months of 2016 reached $210.8 million compared to $249.9 million for the same period in 2015 and $265.3 million in 2014 .The statement said that industrial exports in September 2016 reached $184.3 million compared to $242.5 million during the same month last year, equivalent to a decrease of 24 percent. Arab countries topped the list of importers for Lebanese products at $107.6 million, equivalent to 58.4 percent of total exports.
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