The following export product groups represent the highest dollar value in Armenian global shipments during 2016. Also shown is the percentage share each export category represents in terms of overall exports from Armenia. Copper ores and concentrates are Armenia’s number one export.
- Ores, slag, ash: US$400.5 million (22.6% of total exports)
- Gems, precious metals: $336.8 million (19%)
- Tobacco, manufactured substitutes: $210.6 million (11.9%)
- Beverages, spirits, vinegar: $176.9 million (10%)
- Aluminum: $84.9 million (4.8%)
- Clothing, accessories (not knit or crochet): $74 million (4.2%)
- Copper: $65.4 million (3.7%)
- Mineral fuels including oil: $65.4 million (3.7%)
- Iron, steel: $60.9 million (3.4%)
- Vegetables: $28 million (1.6%)
Vegetables were the fastest-growing among Armenia’s top 10 export categories, up by 5,589% for the 7-year period starting in 2009. Leading the robust international sales growth were exported tomatoes.
In second place for improving export sales was tobacco and manufactured substitutes up by 2,354%.
Unknit and non-crocheted clothing and accessories posted the third-fastest gain in value up by 1,278%.
Accelerating 947%, mineral fuels-related exports including oil also generated an impressive uptick led by improved revenues for electrical energy and petroleum gases.
The only declining category among the top 10 Armenian exports was iron and steel which was down by -34.8%.