Food imports as a share of merchandise imports


Cabo Verde is the top country by food imports in the world. As of 2022, food imports in Cabo Verde was 34.2 %. The top 5 countries also includes Benin, Antigua and Barbuda, Timor-Leste, and Sao Tome and Principe.

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What is food imports?

Food comprises the commodities in SITC sections 0 (food and live animals), 1 (beverages and tobacco), and 4 (animal and vegetable oils and fats) and SITC division 22 (oil seeds, oil nuts, and oil kernels).