- Trade balance for the last 5 years – exports, imports, balance
- Territorial structure – position in (k) EU
- Commodity structure
- Free trade zones (VT parks, investment zones)
- Investments – foreign direct investments in the territory (sectoral and territorial structure)
- Investments – conditions for entry of foreign capital (restrictions, incentives for investors)
Trade balance for the last 5 years – exports, imports, balance
A country’s foreign trade is specific and unbalanced, and the main variable when looking at statistics is whether oil exports are included. In the positive case, the foreign balance shows significant surpluses, which materialize as revenues of the Petroleum Fund. In the opposite case, the opposite is the case, as the country imports practically all goods and products. Since there is no oil refinery in the country, gasoline and diesel must be imported. The only export commodities are coffee and vanilla.
- Allcountrylist: Overview of major industries in East Timor, including mining, construction, transportation, tourism, and foreign trade.
data in thousand USD
Territorial structure – position in (k) EU
|The largest importers in 2018||in thousand USD|
|Exports in 2018||in thousand USD|
Main export commodities:
- The absolutely dominant share in the export statistics is represented by the outputs of gas and oil extraction. In practice, international consortia manage mining and transport on their own, and from East Timor’s point of view, this export sector is basically just the sum of financial transfers to state accounts.
- Coffee (represents 85% of all non-oil exports), vanilla, sandalwood and marble.
Main import commodities:
- Groceries, petrol and kerosene, all consumer goods.
East Timor: The country’s relations with the EU
Representation of the EU in the country
Delegation of the EU in Timor-Leste
Palm Business and Trade Centre, Block D, 4th Floor
Rua de Fatumeta, Surik Mas
Tel.: + 670 331 15 80
Fax: + 670 331 15 81/82
Email: delegation-timor [email protected], [email protected]
Head of the Delegation: Alexandre Leitão
Mon-Thu 09:00–12:00 & 14:00–16:00
The country’s trade relations with the EU
Thanks to its colonial past, Portugal maintains a specific position (and not only) in the field of trade relations. From the point of view of exports, Germany, which imports coffee, has a relatively high profile as a destination country.
Otherwise, the country’s cooperation with the EU mainly focuses on EU assistance in developing East Timor’s economic institutions and its involvement in international economic ties.
|Overall ranking of countries||Exports from EU countries in 2018||in thousand USD|
Provision of development funds and EU instruments
EU development aid
East Timor is a target of EU development aid. Currently, these are programs within 11 EDF (European Development Fund) for the years 2014-2020. 95 million euros are allocated for the country within its framework.
East Timor: Contacts
The Czech Republic does not have any official representation directly in East Timor and it is under the jurisdiction of the Jakarta Office.
Contacts at the embassies of the Czech Republic in the territory
The Embassy of the Czech Republic (Kedutaan Besar Republik Ceko)
Jalan Gereja Theresia 20, Menteng Jakarta 10350
Tel.: +62-21-239 61 12-3
Fax: +62-21-390 40 78
Consular emergency: Tel.: + 62-811 1941 251