In 2021, trade between Syria and Lebanon reached USD 218 million, a four percent increase compared with 2020 (USD 209 million). Syria’s exports stood at USD 127 million, while its imports stood at USD 91 million, marking the first time since 2012 that the country has a positive trade balance with Lebanon.
In 2021, Syria’s oil production in government-held areas stood at 16,000 barrels of crude oil per day (bopd), according to statements made by Syrian officials. This represents a 78 percent increase compared with 2020, when production was estimated at 9,000 bopd. Between 2014 and 2019, production remained stable, averaging 26,333 bopd. 
This chart provides an overview of Syria’s GDP from 2000 to 2021. In the years that preceded the conflict, the economy witnessed significant growth rates. However, in 2012 and 2013, the country's GDP fell by 26.3 percent per year, according to the World Bank, and had only grown by 2.85 percent in 2011 – its lowest figure since 2001.
In 2021, bilateral trade between Syria and the United States totalled USD 10.58 million. Syria enjoyed a positive trade balance of USD 8.2 million, exporting USD 9.39 million worth of goods to the U.S. and importing USD 1.19 million, according to the US Department of Treasury.
In 2020, Syria’s production of olive and olive oil totaled 781,204 tonnes and 120,000 tonnes, respectively, according to the FAO, while its olive oil exports reached 63,512 tonnes. Though olive and olive oil production was slightly higher prior to the start of the 2011 conflict, standing at 960,403 tonnes and 194,995 tonnes, olive oil exports reached only 17,968 tonnes.