Middle East Economic Survey


No 3



Arabs Industrial Output Weakness Forces 92% Reliance On Imports

Intra-Arab trade accounts for only 8% of total trade in the region, meaning that Arab states import 92% of the goods that they require. The finding is included in a report by the Economic Unity Council of the Arab League, a copy of which was obtained by the Kuwaiti daily al-Qabas and published on 10 January. The report, which will be presented to Arab heads of states...