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Food imports as a share of merchandise imports


Sierra Leone is the top country by food imports in the world. As of 2017, food imports in Sierra Leone was 32.6 %. The top 5 countries also includes Timor-Leste, Cabo Verde, Sao Tome and Principe, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

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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).